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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. What does Jenkins tell Richie that he fears about being in the army?

2. Who approaches Richie to tell him that his medical records still haven't arrived?

3. Who does Lobel warn Richie not to become?

4. What is Judy Duncan's occupation?

5. What war is going on during the years in which the novel is set?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens during the Lieutenant Gearhart's first reconnaissance mission in Vietnam?

2. What letter does Gearhart give to Richie and Walowick to hold onto?

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

4. Where do Richie and Peewee spend the night when they are separated from their squad, and how do they find their way there?

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

6. What does Richie do with his Purple Heart?

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

8. In Chapter 1, what sounds does Richie hear when he falls asleep at night, and how does he comfort himself in Vietnam?

9. How does Monaco escape the clutches of the Vietnamese soldiers?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In the beginning of the novel, Rings makes a bizarre offer to RIchie and Peewee in order to cement their brotherhood.

Part 1) Describe the offer that RIngs presented and his reasoning behind it.

Part 2) Explain the ritual that Peewee and Richie partook in to cement their own brotherhood.

Part 3) Explain the way that Peewee and RIchie's ritual stuck with them throughout their time in war, and what it meant to them.

Essay Topic 2

Richie struggles, through much of the novel, to differentiate the difference between the "good guys" and the "bad guys" in war. Explain Richie's though process and how its changed over his time in Vietnam. Then briefly explain how the novel presents the idea of what is "good" and "bad" about war.

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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