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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is the enemy most effective?
(a) In Saigon
(b) On the ground
(c) In the air
(d) At China Beach

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

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

4. President Johnson's comment about Khe Sanh is considered what?
(a) A political move
(b) An excuse for the Americans defeat
(c) An encouragement to the troops
(d) Propaganda

5. What battles take place in 1965 that cost numerous American lives?
(a) Hue
(b) Saigon
(c) Khe Sanh
(d) Ia Drang

6. Herr compares being in battle to what?
(a) Driving a racecar
(b) Riding a roller coaster
(c) The Alamo
(d) Running with the bulls

7. When did Dien Bien Phu occur?
(a) 1965
(b) 1967
(c) 1954
(d) 1962

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

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

10. What does one soldier do when he sees Herr's bloody nose?
(a) Takes his gun away
(b) Gives him a medal
(c) Rushes him to Medevac
(d) Laughs

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

12. Who do the Montagnards hated?
(a) The Chinese
(b) The South and North Vietnamese
(c) The Americans
(d) The French

13. What happens to bodies that cannot be positively identified?
(a) They are listed as VC
(b) They are not counted
(c) They are listed as American
(d) They are hung from trees

14. Where is Herr working as a war correspondent?
(a) The Pentagon
(b) Germany
(c) Korea
(d) South Vietnam

15. When is Herr in Vietnam?
(a) 1967 - 1969
(b) 1963 -1965
(c) 1967 - 1968
(d) 1965 -1967

Short Answer Questions

1. How many times does the young marine miss his transport?

2. What does Herr say plays behind the young marine's eyes?

3. No soldier would want to return home with this.

4. What dissolves among American soldiers after Ia Drang?

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

(see the answer keys)

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