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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Herr wear on his first day in Vietnam?
(a) Jeans, a tie-dye t-shirt and flip flops
(b) Combat boots, shorts and a flack jacket
(c) New fatigues
(d) Shorts and a Hawaiin shirt

3. Where does the chapter's title come from?
(a) The nickname for the Tet Offensive
(b) A saying soldiers paint on their helmets
(c) A propaganda slogan
(d) A popular song

4. What is the trick to survival?
(a) Keep your head low
(b) Stay put
(c) Listen to your commander
(d) Always keep moving

5. When did the First Indochina War end?
(a) 1970
(b) 1975
(c) 1945
(d) 1954

6. The brass declare what after the Tet Offensive?
(a) They are pulling out of the war
(b) Victory
(c) Defeat
(d) Retreat

7. Why do many soldiers miss details that could have kept them alive?
(a) They do not care to live
(b) Loss of Hearing
(c) COs do not tell them
(d) Fatigue

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

9. What jungle disease takes down many strong men?
(a) Anthrax
(b) Malaria
(c) West Nile
(d) Pneumonia

10. How does Herr get a bloody nose?
(a) He is kicked in the nose by another soldier
(b) He is hit by mortar fire
(c) He runs into a tree
(d) He is punched by Flynn

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

12. Who set the booby trap on the latrine?
(a) A soldier gone crazy
(b) Vietnamese civilians
(c) The reporters
(d) The VC

13. Where are the Americans best at fighting?
(a) In the Air
(b) In the ground cover
(c) On land
(d) In Saigon

14. The VC conserves what?
(a) Ammunition
(b) Food
(c) Weapon stores
(d) Troops

15. What are the four geographical areas of Vietnam?
(a) delta, rivers, mountains, plains
(b) plains, piedmont, mountains, lowlands
(c) delta, flats, piedmont, highlands
(d) north, south, east, west

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Seann Flynn's famous father?

2. What type of transport is the young marine awaiting?

3. What does Herr smoke before sleeping that causes him to have strange dreams?

4. What do the troops find in the city of Hue?

5. What is a TAOR?

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