Dispatches Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do the men hear continuous machine gun fire at night?

2. Who is the press secretary for Khe Sanh?

3. What is the name of the relief operation at Khe Sanh?

4. How many meters separate the bunkers and the NVA trenches?

5. Where are Day Tripper and Mayhew from respectively?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the difficulty Herr and the other correspondents face during get togethers. Why is it difficult for them to act relaxed and talk normally? Why does Herr feel longing and emptiness during their meetings?

Essay Topic 2

What type of relationship do the soldiers and correspondents maintain? Is it symbiotic? Are there moments of tension? Are they respectful?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Page. What type of man is he? How does he act? Why do the Marines view Page as the real enemy?

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