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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When he was in high school, who told Richie that he had a good shot of getting into college?
2. Which member of Lobel's family is a film director?
3. How does Lieutenant Doyle feel about this war?
4. Which soldier is well known for doing funny imitations of voices?
5. What is the name of the soldier that was once a star high school athlete?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to the soldiers while they are on a layover in Osaka, Japan?
2. After returning from a Vietnamese village, what does Sergeant Simpson tell the troops Captain Stewart?
3. How does RIchie cope with the trauma that he witnesses while on patrol with the Charlie Company?
4. Before the troops see any action, what does Richie think about the fighting?
5. What does Captain Stewart change about Monaco's kill report, and why?
6. While they are on patrol together, what does Richie tell Lobel about his letter-writing problems, and what is Lobel's response?
7. Why is Richie sent on patrol with the Charlie Company?
8. How does Lieutenant Carroll die?
9. What is Richie's response to seeing his first dead enemy soldier?
10. What happens when Richie is out on patrol with the Charlie Company?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The dog tags of the soldiers are powerful symbols for their identification in the military. Describe the ways that the dog tags are used throughout the novel and explain the significance of the moment when all the dog tags of the fallen soldiers are lost.
Essay Topic 2
War movies are a major theme throughout the novel.
Part 1) Explain the relationship that Lobel has with Hollywood and describe the way that it affects his fighting.
Part 2) Describe the ways that war movies romanticize soldiers.
Part 3) Describe the way that "Fallen Angels' dispels the myths of war romanticism
Essay Topic 3
The letters that the soldiers send home are the only outlet that they have to their families.
Part 1) Explain the importance of the letters written from the soldiers to their families.
Part 2) Explain the importance of the letters written from family to the soldiers.
Part 3) Compare/contrast the letter writing processes of Richie and Peewee.
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