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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The soldiers feel that the actual death count is closer to how many times the official count?
(a) three to four times
(b) two times
(c) the official count is correct
(d) ten times

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

3. Which president declares that Khe Sanh cannot fall to the NVA?
(a) Nixon
(b) Adams
(c) JFK
(d) Lyndon Johnson

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The brass declare what after the Tet Offensive?

2. What tribes control the mountains?

3. Who is Seann Flynn's famous father?

4. When is the Khe Sanh Combat Base started?

5. Where does Herr find himself during a downpour?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the two realities of Vietnam and how do they differ?

2. Discuss Herr's comment that the military's use of "corps" zones reduces the character of the country.

3. Khe Sanh is compared to another battle fought nearly ten years earlier. What is the name of that battle and what happened?

4. Describe what the soldiers and correspondents pack when going into battle.

5. Describe Herr's memories of Vietnam.

6. Describe the increasing intensity of the war and what the NVA are planning.

7. Describe the state of the war as Herr enters it.

8. Who is the Khe Sanh press secretary and what is his role in the Khe Sanh siege?

9. Describe the stories Herr hears from the soldiers.

10. What is the attitude of the Marines? How does this attitude negatively affect the troops?

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