Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the blast from the weapon that the VC fire at the bunker during the hospital attack do to Luther?

2. What type of torpedoes do the VC put down to blow the fence at the hospital where Luther works?

3. How many boxes of grenades does Luther throw during the hospital attack?

4. When did Richard graduate from high school?

5. What does Charles decide that the war in Vietnam was fought for?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Light Bulb lose a stripe and get a fine?

2. What does Luther think he hears one evening outside his bunker at the hospital?

3. What three alternatives does Charles have after his third dream?

4. Why is Richard supposed to have a job in the rear?

5. What is Haywood's most fearful moment?

6. What does Luther do when Gillis says they should do something about the injured during the hospital attack because they are corpsmen?

7. What happens to a white guy from D.C. that Haywood meets just after joining Tango Squad?

8. Why did Mr. Ku Klux Klan change his mind about blacks?

9. What dreams did Charles have?

10. How does Light Bulb get a man off a mine that he had stepped on?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the confusion that men in the book faced on the battlefield and at home. Use examples from "Bloods."

Essay Topic 2

Some soldiers joined the Black Panthers after they returned to civilian life. Explain why the Black Panthers organization attracted some soldiers after they had been in the war. Use examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

Some of the soldiers become numb to the killing and even seem to find some enjoyment in what they did. Argue whether these soldiers do or do not begin to regret their actions either on the field or back at home. Use examples from the book to support your arguments.

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