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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. From where does the attrition in 1st Battalion come?
(a) It is inflicted by the enemy and by themselves.
(b) It comes from recall of Marines to other war fronts.
(c) It happens with a large number of desertions.
(d) It comes through serious diseases.

2. For what operation is C Company ordered to prepare?
(a) Operation Victor charlie
(b) Operation Hardest Mein
(c) Operation Harvest Moon
(d) Operation Blue Angel

3. What happens during Caputo's first night as assistant adjutant?
(a) He has dreams of Sullivan and the dead VC.
(b) The mosquitoes swarm outside his tent.
(c) The base HQ comes under fire.
(d) The big guns fire all night and he cannot sleep.

4. Why do they have to grenade the VC trap twice?
(a) The trap is uncommonly huge.
(b) The first two are in the wrong place.
(c) They just want to double check.
(d) The first grenades are duds.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What exhilarates Caputo after the Hoi-Vuc village wipe out?

2. Who issues ID cards to the Vietnamese?

3. How does Caputo recall the two months after the Ha Na experience?

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

5. What are the three Skyhawks that arrive?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are some of the contradictions Caputo itemizes about the war?

3. Why does Caputo order the village fired upon by white phosphorus shells?

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

5. What is the ridiculous hold up in getting the evac helicopters to the platoon?

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

7. Why does Caputo volunteer for the line?

8. What is so frustrating to Caputo during the trial?

9. Under assault conditions, what is the assistant adjutant's responsibility?

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

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