Dispatches Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1, Part III Breathing In.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Herr call a company of soldiers returning from battle?
(a) Far from heroic
(b) Vietnams heroes
(c) Baby killers
(d) A colony of stroke victims

2. Herr encounters a soldier with a bag full of what?
(a) Dog tags
(b) Dried human ears
(c) Buffalo patties
(d) Marijuana

3. What does one veteran correspondent say is the most useful thing to know in Vietnam?
(a) To hit the floor quickly
(b) To get home quickly
(c) To learn how to fire a weapon properly
(d) To know where to get drugs

4. Where do the American soldiers get marijuana?
(a) From their COs
(b) At the PX
(c) From Vietnamese soldiers
(d) In the mountains

5. For how many miles does the front at Dak To stretch?
(a) Ten
(b) Thirty
(c) Twenty
(d) Three

Short Answer Questions

1. When does the Tet Offensive begin?

2. What does Herr say is the reason he came to Vietnam?

3. How long does it take for Herr to hear all the variations of war stories?

4. What two correspondents spend about a month with Herr?

5. How do soldiers ensure the enemy is dead?

(see the answer key)

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