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

Wallace Terry
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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 do Malik and his regiment use to burn down huts?

2. How old was the youngest American soldier who died in combat in Vietnam?

3. Why does Richard go directly to his church that first night he is home?

4. Why is Luther chosen to escort the Gemini 10 astronauts to sick bay?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the robbery that Haywood plans and executes.

2. What does Haywood remember about night movement in a monsoon?

3. What did Haywood see in a vision when he was twelve?

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

5. What did Richard do when some white guys in a car cut him off and honked the horn?

6. Why does Luther get a Bronze Star for his part in the hospital attack?

7. How do forty men in Bravo Company get killed by friendly fire?

8. What types of things would Luther order for the Vietnamese?

9. By 1969, what new type of black soldier appeared in Vietnam?

10. What is Haywood's most fearful moment?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain how the military system perpetuated racism. Use examples from the book.

Essay Topic 2

Soldiers who were in Vietnam in the early years of the war describe a different type of war and a different type of soldier from what was seen toward the end of the war. Compare and contrast the war and the soldiers at the beginning and at the end of the war. Use examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

The soldiers in the book expressed many different viewpoints concerning the Vietnam War. Compare and contrast how the different soldiers viewed the Vietnam war and what they would have done differently if they had been in charge. Use examples from "Bloods."

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