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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. Which member of Lobel's family is a film director?

2. Which soldier is well known for doing funny imitations of voices?

3. Which of the following soldiers admits to joining the army so that his father wouldn't think that he was gay?

4. Which of the following are the soldiers NOT warned away from at their new camp?

5. Which soldier approaches Richie to confess that he believes he is responsible for their leader's death during the ambush?

Short Essay Questions

1. What advice does Walowick give to Richie in regard to the dead Vietcong soldier?

2. Where did the term "Angel Warriors" come from?

3. Why does Jenkins say that he has joined the army, and what is his fear of war?

4. How do the soldiers pass the time around the barracks when they have no missions to attend to?

5. Why is Richie sent on patrol with the Charlie Company?

6. During the slow days, what does Richie learn about his fellow soldiers Brew, Lobel, and Monaco?

7. Why does Lobel feel that he is responsible for Lieutenant Carroll's death, and how does Richie console him?

8. Why do the American troops ambush the village that they had recently pacified?

9. What happens to Richie's knee, and why is he still sent to Vietnam?

10. How do the more experienced soldiers feel when they see the new soldiers arriving?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The title of the novel is a very powerful one. Briefly describe the scene in which the title of the novel was first mentioned, and then explain how the title acts as a symbol for the soldiers fighting in the Vietnam war.

Essay Topic 2

Richie's medical records float through the novel, appearing regularly to remind the reader how unorganized then military office is during the war. Briefly explain what the medical records meant to Richie, and how their inability to be locked down led the reader to see the chaos and uncertainty of war.

Essay Topic 3

When Richie enters the army, he has firm beliefs of what his tour on duty will be like. Throughout his time in Vietnam, Richie's views about war changes many more times. Describe the way that Richie thought the war would be like when he entered the service, and then briefly describe the ways that his views of fighting changed over his time in Vietnam.

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