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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 position did Jenkins's father hold in the army?

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

3. Which soldier kills the first enemy soldier that Richie sees?

4. Which of the following soldiers are not patroling for the first time?

5. What is the name of the military leader that wants to kill more Vietcong so that he will be promoted?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why is Richie's troop reassigned from the pacification mission in the village?

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

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

6. What news does Peewee receive from home in a letter from Earlene?

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

8. Why isn't Richie able to answer the question about his future goals when speaking to the Red Cross workers?

9. What is the reaction of the soldiers when they receive their assignments to be moved to Chu Lia?

10. Why do the American troops ambush the village that they had recently pacified?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Richie enters the army, he has firm beliefs of what his tour on duty will be like. Throughout his time in Vietnam, Richie's views about war changes many more times. Describe the way that Richie thought the war would be like when he entered the service, and then briefly describe the ways that his views of fighting changed over his time in Vietnam.

Essay Topic 2

"Fallen Angel" has sometimes been called an antiwar novel. Do you agree with this assessment? Why or why not. Discuss the ways that the novel acts as an antiwar novel and the ways that it acts as a pro-war novel.

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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