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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 many months does the squad sergeant have before his tour is complete?

2. After the first Vietcong enemy was killed, how many enemies does Sergeant Simpson claim were killed?

3. When Richie is pondering his own death, who does he wonder will miss him?

4. How does Richie feel about seeing his fellow soldier die during their first patrol?

5. While out on patrol in the jungle, what game does Charlie Company stop to play?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Kenny's letter to Richie about Johnny Robinson, what does he say?

2. How do the American soldiers prepare the bodies of their fallen soldiers so that the enemy cannot mutilate them?

3. What happens during the new soldiers first night on patrol?

4. What happens when the Vietnamese allies want the American troops to help them capture a crucial hill?

5. How does it come to be that Richie is shot?

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

7. What offer does Lieutenant Carroll give to Richie in regard to his medical records, and what is Richie's response?

8. How does Richie explain the shooting of the Vietcong soldier to his brother, Kenny?

9. How does RIchie cope with the trauma that he witnesses while on patrol with the Charlie Company?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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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