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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. When he was in high school, who told Richie that he had a good shot of getting into college?

2. What city is Peewee from?

3. How is the soldier killed on the first night of patrol?

4. What is Peewee's real name?

5. What is the name of the young, black medic?

Short Essay Questions

1. Before the troops see any action, what does Richie think about the fighting?

2. What does Lobel tell Richie about himself, and his obsession with Hollywood, while the two are on patrol together?

3. What does Captain Stewart change about Monaco's kill report, and why?

4. What are the soldiers told during their orientation speech upon arrival to Chu Lia?

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

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

7. Who is Rings, and what does he suggest that Richie and Peewee do?

8. What happens when the new soldiers meet Johnson?

9. What footage do the soldiers watch after the ambush, and what is their reaction?

10. How do the more experienced soldiers feel when they see the new soldiers arriving?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

In many of his missions throughout Vietnam, Richie wonders whether the American troops are there to help the Vietnamese villages or there to harm them. Choose two instances in the novel in which the moral ambiguity of the situation was highlighted. Then, explain how those instances led to Richie's uncertainty over the war in general.

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