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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. No soldier would want to return home with this.
(a) Malaria
(b) Depression
(c) Lost limbs
(d) Shell shock

2. What is the name of the river by Hue?
(a) The Perfume River
(b) The Euphrates
(c) The River of Tears
(d) The Khe Sahn River

3. What two emotions does Herr feel looking at pictures of dead people?
(a) Repulsion and fascination
(b) Fascination and Horror
(c) Shock and fascination
(d) Shock and Repulsion

4. What does NVA stand for?
(a) Nanking Vinh Army
(b) Northern Veterans Association
(c) Northern Vietnam Airways
(d) North Vietnamese Army

5. What happens to South Vietnamese at Hue?
(a) They are executed by NVA
(b) They are given reprive to go home
(c) They are recruited by the Americans
(d) They are taken to POW camps

6. What is booby trapped with a grenade?
(a) A tent door
(b) A helmet
(c) A latrine
(d) A tank

7. What does Herr say is the reason he came to Vietnam?
(a) To visit a foreign country
(b) To do his duty to his country
(c) To meet Seann Flynn
(d) To further his career

8. Who says he is now emperor?
(a) Major Tra Wahn
(b) Major Trong
(c) Khe Sahn
(d) Ho Chi Minh

9. According to Herr, no parents want their son to return with this.
(a) Shell shock
(b) Malaria
(c) Gonorrhea
(d) Depression

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

11. What type of transport is the young marine awaiting?
(a) Medevac
(b) Green Berets
(c) Coast Guard
(d) C-123

12. What dissolves among American soldiers after Ia Drang?
(a) morale
(b) frustration
(c) arrogance
(d) confidence

13. Who fought the Vietnamese in Dien Bien Phu?
(a) The Japanese
(b) The French
(c) The Chinese
(d) The Montagnards

14. What do most of the soldiers try to avoid in one way or another?
(a) Getting shot at
(b) Wearing their dog tags
(c) Dreaming
(d) Going back to America

15. Who fights with the Montagnards against the NVA?
(a) The Americans
(b) The South Vietnamese
(c) The French
(d) Vietnamese civilians

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Seann Flynn's famous father?

2. When did Dien Bien Phu occur?

3. Who do the Montagnards hated?

4. What was once the most beautiful city in Vietnam?

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

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