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. Who does Herr dread becoming like?

2. How many writers does Herr estimate are in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive?

3. When do the Marines finally leave Khe Sanh?

4. How often do soldiers get to go to China Beach?

5. Where are the smaller bases built?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the rock and roll culture in America during the 1960s. How did the music parallel the political environment of the decade? How did the lives of the rock artists mimic the experiences of the Vietnam soldiers?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the state of Vietnam when Herr arrives in Saigon. What is the history of the war up to that point? Who has been involved? Who is fighting? What are the issues being fought for? Who controls the land? Who controls the air? How are the Vietnamese people coping with the constant state of war?

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