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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. By the time Caputo transfers back to a line company in 1st Battalion, what are his convictions about the war?
(a) He has the same attitude he had when he arrived.
(b) He is more dedicated than ever.
(c) He almost never thinks about it.
(d) They have deteriorated to almost nothing.

2. What are the three Skyhawks that arrive?
(a) Attack helicopters
(b) Long range artillery fire from Navy ships
(c) Navy bombers that drop napalm bombs on the area
(d) Large birds indigenous to Vietnam

3. Why is Caputo angry that Crowe and his men do not bring in the suspected VC?
(a) He is angry because he needs some target practice.
(b) He is angry because of the high casualties they have suffered.
(c) He is angry because he would have gotten credit for the capture.
(d) He is angry because he knows he will be blamed.

4. What exhilarates Caputo after the Hoi-Vuc village wipe out?
(a) The close combat with the remaining VC
(b) The perfect way his platoon has performed.
(c) The prospect of a medal
(d) The congratulations from his men

5. What tale does Colonel Nickerson love to recount?
(a) The landing at Guadalcanal
(b) D-Day in Europe
(c) His days at Quantico
(d) The taking of Phan Moon Jan

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Chaplain Ryerson call twelve KIAs?

2. After Caputo's dream, what vision does he have in the daylight?

3. How does the paperwork in the adjutant's office appear to Caputo?

4. What happens to an old Vietnamese woman chewing a beetle?

5. One night under attack, how does Sergeant Mora show up in a foxhole?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Caputo volunteer for the line?

2. Why does it take so long to launch Operation Long Lance?

3. What is Caputo's opinion of Maj-Gen Lew Walt the night of the first VC assault on the battalion base camp?

4. What is the condition of the radio when Caputo gets it from inside the bunker?

5. Why is the chaplain upset?

6. Why is the old Vietnamese man lucky the night of the interrogation?

7. Why are the men of C Company pleased about the treats sent to them?

8. How does the platoon snap and go on a rampage/

9. Why are the VC attacking with small arms each night for several days?

10. What work has to be done as the Regimental HQ is moved to Dai-La Pass?

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