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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When various agencies gather to discuss the process of evacuating Saigon, what do they neglect to bring?
2. Who gave Inez her emergency contact in Jakarta?
3. In what periodical does Billy Dillon discover an Omura involved in the container business?
4. Why is the helicopter engineer back in Vietnam after two years in the US?
5. Why does one of Janet Ziegler's son's not attend her funeral?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Jack Lovett's reasoning is most often tied to a given military-political objective he has been given. Didion states that his greatest gift is the ability to view situations with a dispassionate eye. The only case in which this is not true, in which he skirts his duty, is regarding Inez Victor. In an essay, examine Lovett's relationship with Inez. How does his affection manifest itself prior to the Christian shootings? What role do these shootings serve in allowing him to make his move? What good deeds does he render to her, and how does his career allow him to do so?
Essay Topic 2
After the 1972 Presidential campaign, the Victor marriage is marred by overwhelming unhappiness. Write an essay about the marriage of Harry and Inez Victor and how it is pervaded by a sense of wasted talent and opportunity. What possibilities does Inez see for her life that she is not allowed to pursue? How does Harry react to his failure to win the Democratic nomination? In what ways are both Adlai and Jessie Victor products of this deep-seeded sense of waste?
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay about the Christian family. Using three members, discuss how they are outsiders to their traditional surroundings. How do they view the world of modern Hawaiian society? What are their business endeavors? To what extent are they always held remote from the rest of Hawaiian society? How does the local population view the Christian family?
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