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. What is a Seabee?

2. What question does Prager ask the General?

3. What rock and roll artist does one soldier play during a firefight?

4. What are the two realities of the war?

5. What does Herr believe about the press secretary at Khe Sanh?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Herr's decision to take up a weapon and fight in the Tet Offensive. How does this act change Herr's part in the war?

Essay Topic 2

Compare the geographical designations of Vietnam with the military names assigned to the areas. How do the military names further destroy the country of Vietnam? Why do you think that the military felt the need to assign names to the four main regions of Vietnam?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss how exhaustion and frustration with the war affect the soldiers. What do the soldiers do that costs some of them their lives? What has their time in country done to their belief in the war and in the odds of survival?

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