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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. What promise does Captain Neal make regardless of the ethic involved?
(a) Any Marine who kills a certified VC will get beer and time to drink it.
(b) Any Marine who kills a VC will be given a promotion.
(c) Any Marine who kills a VC will be flown back to base camp.
(d) Any Marine who kills a VC will be given a week's R and R.

2. Why does Caputo have to count VC bodies sent in for burial?
(a) There is no time to count them in the field.
(b) Company commanders tend to exaggerate body counts.
(c) To make sure they are actually dead.
(d) To make sure none of them are Americans.

3. What job takes up most of Caputo's time as assistant adjutant?
(a) Regimental Mess Officer
(b) Regimental Legal Officer
(c) Regimental Secret and Confidential documents Officer
(d) Regimental Casualty Reporting Officer

4. What evidence do they find to show it is a VC attack?
(a) They find a warning letter pinned to a palm tree.
(b) They bring in two bodies in the morning wearing Vietnamese regulation uniforms.
(c) They find the spent cartridges from the snipers' rifles.
(d) They discover prints in the mud made by men without shoes.

5. What comes by belatedly as Caputo watches?
(a) A line of foot soldiers carrying bazookas
(b) A battalion of riot police
(c) A convoy of Marines pulling howitzers
(d) A convoy of generals

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the meaning of Sympathetic Detonation?

2. What are the new Marines of 1st Battalion like when they first arrive?

3. What meal does Caputo order in Saigon that surprises the French speaking waiter?

4. What is the joke Sgt. Hamilton says outside the adjutant's tent?

5. What is the effect of burning magnesium?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Coming across a clearing, how does Caputo manage to get to the other side?

5. What does Corporal Stasek say about the bodies the colonel wants left out for the clerks and General Thompson to see?

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

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 is so frustrating to Caputo during the trial?

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