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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is a fatal mistake made by the Marines?
(a) Not having enough food
(b) Not calling for reinforcements
(c) Underestimating the enemy
(d) Not bringing enough ammunition

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

4. Where does Herr place Khe Sanh?
(a) On top of the piedmont
(b) In the delta
(c) In I Corps
(d) Just outside the DMZ

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

6. What does Herr say finally happened to the young marine?
(a) He is killed in an ambush
(b) He does not know if he got out or not
(c) He leaves for home on his fourth attempt
(d) He is hospitalized on suicide watch

7. What happens on the day the young marine is supposed to leave?
(a) He shoots himself in the hand
(b) He shoots himself in the foot
(c) He misses his transport
(d) He is killed

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

9. When does Herr finally take up a weapon?
(a) When a VC threatens him
(b) When he is dared to shoot a water buffalo
(c) When another soldier makes him use a gun
(d) During the Tet Offensive

10. Who does Herr tour a palace with?
(a) Major Wong
(b) Captain Trong
(c) Major Trong
(d) Major Tonga

11. What is a TAOR?
(a) Tactical Base of Responsiblity
(b) Tactics Armory of Reconnaissance
(c) Tactical Army of Response
(d) Training And Ovation Response

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

13. What do the troops find in the city of Hue?
(a) A deserted city
(b) Thousands of dead bodies
(c) Fresh replacement troops from America
(d) A large company of NVA troops

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what city is Herr's apartment?

2. Herr encounters a soldier with a bag full of what?

3. Who says he is now emperor?

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

5. When is the Khe Sanh Combat Base started?

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