Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans Test | Final 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. When Robert Mountain enlists, what does he want to do in the army?

2. At the dinner held in Don's honor when he is leaving, what is served to eat?

3. How old is Norman when his plane is shot down?

4. Where does Stephen say that Puff the Magic Dragon is damaged and four Cobras are lost?

5. What is Joseph's rank when he goes to Vietnam?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Don feel when the North Vietnamese began taking over South Vietnam?

2. Why do the Vietnamese call Arthur "Montagnard"?

3. What happens to the platoon that Joseph and his men have to find that is dropped into a landing zone called LZ Pink in the Central Highlands?

4. What do the FBI want Robert Holcomb to do for them?

5. How are explosives brought in to blow up the ammo dump at Long Binh?

6. What injuries does Robert Mountain sustain when he is hit outside his bunker?

7. Why does Robert Holcomb go back to Vietnam in 1982?

8. Why is William Norman frustrated with the navy?

9. What hurts Archie when he returns to the United States?

10. Why does Robert Mountain have to have his leg amputated again, this time below the knee?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Several of the soldiers state that racial incidents did not happen on the front. Explain why racial incidents did not happen on the front. Use examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

Officers and career soldiers had different views of the war and of the military than did the enlisted men. Compare and contrast the views of the officers and career soldiers with the views of the enlisted men. Use examples from "Bloods."

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