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

2. How long has the Special Forces at the EM Club been in Vietnam?

3. What do officials do to make things seem better than they are?

4. What event occurs at the same time as the Khe Sanh battle?

5. Which correspondent suffers a severe accident?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the Montagnard people. Who are they? What role did they play in the war? How did the war affect them?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the use of illegal drugs and marijuana among Vietnam soldiers. Why were the drugs used? How were they obtained? What effect did the drugs have on the soldiers? What happened when strung out soldiers returned to the United States? Did the use of drugs in Vietnam influence the drug culture in America? How so?

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