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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 of the following best describes Richie's feelings during the ambush?
2. Who is the first person that Peewee accuses of being a "Cong"?
3. What is the name of the soldier that approaches Richie and Peewee in the breakfast hall?
4. What does Lobel think are the only real things in the world?
5. What does the soldier in the breakfast hall call Peewee and Richie when they refuse his offer?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why isn't Richie able to answer the question about his future goals when speaking to the Red Cross workers?
2. What happens when the new soldiers meet Johnson?
3. How does RIchie cope with the trauma that he witnesses while on patrol with the Charlie Company?
4. Why does Jenkins say that he has joined the army, and what is his fear of war?
5. Why does Richard Perry decide to join the army?
6. After returning from a Vietnamese village, what does Sergeant Simpson tell the troops Captain Stewart?
7. What news does Peewee receive from home in a letter from Earlene?
8. In Chapter 1, what sounds does Richie hear when he falls asleep at night, and how does he comfort himself in Vietnam?
9. Who is Rings, and what does he suggest that Richie and Peewee do?
10. While they are on patrol together, what does Richie tell Lobel about his letter-writing problems, and what is Lobel's response?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Many of the soldiers in the novel have big dreams for themselves when they get out of the army. Choose three soldiers from Richie's squad and explain what their dreams for the future are. Then, explain how these dreams affected the soldiers' performance in battle.
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