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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. After receiving a letter from his mother, what does Richie realize about their relationship?

2. What does Lobel think are the only real things in the world?

3. What is the name of the soldier that approaches Richie and Peewee in the breakfast hall?

4. Which of the following adjectives best describes Lieutenant Carroll?

5. Which of the following is NOT one of Peewee's life goals?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. After returning from a Vietnamese village, what does Sergeant Simpson tell the troops Captain Stewart?

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

4. What happens when Richie is out on patrol with the Charlie Company?

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

6. What is Richie's response to seeing his first dead enemy soldier?

7. What does Lobel tell Richie about himself, and his obsession with Hollywood, while the two are on patrol together?

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

9. What is the reaction of the soldiers when they receive their assignments to be moved to Chu Lia?

10. Before the troops see any action, what does Richie think about the fighting?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

All of the soldiers see great traumas during their time in Vietnam, and each of the soldiers has their own coping mechanism. Choose two soldiers from the novel describe the scenes that most affected them during their time in service. Then, briefly compare/contrast their coping mechanisms.

Essay Topic 3

In the novel, the reader sees Richie's view of family shift after he makes relationships with other soldiers in his squad.

Part 1) Describe Richie's relationship with his family back home before he enlists in the army.

Part 2) Describe the fantasies that Richie has about family while he is in Vietnam.

Part 3) Describe the way that Peewee, and other soldiers in the squad, fill in for blood family while Richie is away.

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