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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. In what Japanese city does Richie's airplane have a layover?
2. What is the name of the new Lieutenant of Richie's platoon.
3. Who does Johnson get into a racially charged argument with?
4. Which of RIchie's high school teachers told him to stop being an observer in life?
5. Which of the following soldiers are not patroling for the first time?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens during the new soldiers first night on patrol?
2. What footage do the soldiers watch after the ambush, and what is their reaction?
3. How are Richie and Peewee separated from the rest of their troop?
4. What does Captain Stewart change about Monaco's kill report, and why?
5. Why is Richie sent on patrol with the Charlie Company?
6. When does Richie realize that Johnson would have been a natural-born leader?
7. What is the reaction among the troops when the newspaper arrives with photos of war protesters burning their draft cards?
8. What reasons drew Richie into joining the army?
9. How does RIchie cope with the trauma that he witnesses while on patrol with the Charlie Company?
10. What news does Peewee receive from home in a letter from Earlene?
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Richie's medical records float through the novel, appearing regularly to remind the reader how unorganized then military office is during the war. Briefly explain what the medical records meant to Richie, and how their inability to be locked down led the reader to see the chaos and uncertainty of war.
Essay Topic 3
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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