A Rumor of War Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 16.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Caputo describe the feelings of the men after the destruction of the village Giao-Tri?
(a) The men are learning to hate those who give succor to the enemy.
(b) There is great shock at how they went mad in the destruction.
(c) They are believing that there are no civilians in war.
(d) The men wonder if that could ever happen in America.

2. What are Vietnamese children doing as the Marine trucks pass through the village called Dogpatch?
(a) Dancing on the edge of the dusty road
(b) Begging for candy and cigarettes
(c) Playing rock music on radios
(d) Throwing rocks at the trucks

3. How does the paperwork in the adjutant's office appear to Caputo?
(a) It seems to be a truckload.
(b) It seems to be written in a foreign language.
(c) It seems to be a simple task.
(d) It seems to need a new filing system.

4. What are WIAs and KIAs?
(a) Wounded in Action and Killed in Action
(b) War Insurgent Actions and Korean Involvement Accounting
(c) Korean made cars used in Vietnam
(d) Types of weapons used at short range

5. What familiar smells and sounds does Caputo comment on back at base camp?
(a) He mentions the smell of sweaty uniforms and the sound of the field radio.
(b) He mentions the smell of insect repellent and the sound of mosquitoes.
(c) He comments on the smell of spent ammunition and the sound of beetles.
(d) He mentions the oil and solvent used for cleaning rifles and the metallic sound of cleaning rods.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who seems to know what will happen better than the soldiers?

2. What is the first offensive mission?

3. Who are the only adults who pay attention to the Marines as they pass through Dogpatch?

4. How does Caputo describe the Viet Cong division he first becomes aware of by looking at a site map, a map showing positions of allies and enemy in the field.

5. What is a consistent reminder of the casualties of war.

(see the answer key)

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