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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. How does Lieutenant Doyle feel about this war?
2. From which soldier does Richie borrow a Bible so that he can read the Lord's prayer?
3. During the friendly fire of the Charlie Company patrol, how many American soldiers are killed?
4. What is the name of the company that Richie is sent on patrol with after missing his own squad's patrol?
5. What is the name of Richie's younger brother?
Short Essay Questions
1. What offer does Lieutenant Carroll give to Richie in regard to his medical records, and what is Richie's response?
2. What does Lobel tell Richie about himself, and his obsession with Hollywood, while the two are on patrol together?
3. While they are on patrol together, what does Richie tell Lobel about his letter-writing problems, and what is Lobel's response?
4. Why does Peewee ask Richie to write a letter to Earlene on his behalf?
5. What is Richie's response to seeing his first dead enemy soldier?
6. How do the soldiers pass the time around the barracks when they have no missions to attend to?
7. Why does Richard Perry decide to join the army?
8. What footage do the soldiers watch after the ambush, and what is their reaction?
9. What reasons drew Richie into joining the army?
10. What happens when Richie sees the body bags lined up at his base?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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 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.
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