A Rumor of War Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 18.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Caputo's impression of the adjutant?
(a) Old and about ready for retirement
(b) A trim Marine ready for combat
(c) Tall and gangly with big hands and feet
(d) Overweight belly hanging over his belt and a large head

2. What mistake does 2d Lt. Caputo make on a training exercise that gets him a reprimand?
(a) He takes a nap while waiting for orders.
(b) He lights up a cigarette.
(c) He changes a captain's orders.
(d) He orders a retreat.

3. What is it that Captain Neal wants from the platoon?
(a) A share of their cheese
(b) VC bodies
(c) Better marksmanship
(d) Explanations

4. What happens right under their noses as they settle into Danang?
(a) An open attack is launched by the Viet Cong.
(b) Dozens of B-52 bombers land to rearm.
(c) A private is killed by friendly fire.
(d) A dog is blown up as is a sandbag between two men in a foxhole.

5. What does Caputo say accounts for many other casualties?
(a) Suicides and in-fighting
(b) Disorientation resulting in wandering from the camp
(c) Sunstroke and accidents, accidental discharges of weapons, and disease
(d) Heavy artillery fire that came mostly at night

Short Answer Questions

1. What promise does Captain Neal make regardless of the ethic involved?

2. How does the adjutant's quarters look as Caputo returns to Vietnam?

3. What does a cynic say about the Navy Crosses Corporal Gautier has won?

4. What does Caputo say about the VC guerrillas being everywhere?

5. What place do they pass through on the fourth day?

(see the answer key)

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