Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What name is Johnson called by another character, prompting a racially charged arguement?
2. What is Judy Duncan's occupation?
3. When Richie is pondering his own death, who does he wonder will miss him?
4. Which of the following are the soldiers NOT warned away from at their new camp?
5. What does the soldier in the breakfast hall suggest that the three of them should mingle?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Richie kill his first Vietcong soldier, and what is his reaction to the killing?
2. What is Richie and Peewee's plane ride home like?
3. Before the troops see any action, what does Richie think about the fighting?
4. What reasons drew Richie into joining the army?
5. What happens to Richie's knee, and why is he still sent to Vietnam?
6. Why is Richie's troop reassigned from the pacification mission in the village?
7. What conversation does Richie get into with Johnson about the war protesters?
8. What happens during the Lieutenant Gearhart's first reconnaissance mission in Vietnam?
9. What advice does Walowick give to Richie in regard to the dead Vietcong soldier?
10. How does Richie explain the shooting of the Vietcong soldier to his brother, Kenny?
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.
Throughout this novel, the theme of innocence is presented through the soldiers' naivety. Briefly describe one scene that highlights the innocence of one or more of the soldiers. Then describe the way that the novel functions as a testament to the loss of youth through war.
The dog tags of the soldiers are powerful symbols for their identification in the military. Describe the ways that the dog tags are used throughout the novel and explain the significance of the moment when all the dog tags of the fallen soldiers are lost.
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