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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How much money does one official say a dead Marine costs?
2. Herr begins the chapter with a scene from what war?
3. What do the Marines discover in the hills?
4. Who recognizes Herr at China Beach?
5. What does Davies' in-country wife do for a living?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss the various reactions of soldiers and correspondents to the mountains of death they encounter each day. Why do some soldiers react with arousal while others are repulsed? How do the soldiers learn to cope with what they are ordered to do and what happens to them? How do students suppose that the soldiers overcome what they witness or perform during the war? Discuss the increase instances of post-traumatic stress disorder and how the American people reacted to veterans with flashbacks?
Essay Topic 2
Major Trong does not tell Herr who the last emperor of Vietnam was but states that he is the new emperor. How does his statement affect Herr and the war? What do you make of Trong's refusal to answer Herr's question? Do you think Trong's statement is one based on truth or on greed for power?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Herr's statement that Saigon looks beautiful from the air but up close is really a crime ridden trash heap. How does this statement apply to the entire Vietnam War?
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