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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 state is the extraordinarily strong black soldier from?
2. What is the name of Richie's regular board game opponent?
3. What is the name of the soldier that was once a star high school athlete?
4. Which of the following soldiers admits to joining the army so that his father wouldn't think that he was gay?
5. What medical problem does Richie come down with, prompting him to take several days off to recover?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do the soldiers pass the time around the barracks when they have no missions to attend to?
2. What happens to Richie's knee, and why is he still sent to Vietnam?
3. After returning from a Vietnamese village, what does Sergeant Simpson tell the troops Captain Stewart?
4. What happens when Richie is out on patrol with the Charlie Company?
5. Where did the term "Angel Warriors" come from?
6. What advice does Walowick give to Richie in regard to the dead Vietcong soldier?
7. What reasons drew Richie into joining the army?
8. What happens to the soldiers while they are on a layover in Osaka, Japan?
9. While they are on patrol together, what does Richie tell Lobel about his letter-writing problems, and what is Lobel's response?
10. During the slow days, what does Richie learn about his fellow soldiers Brew, Lobel, and Monaco?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Even though race was a major issue with many of the soldiers in Richie's squad, the frost between the races began to thaw as the novel progressed.
Part 1) Explain the division of race that was present when Richie first entered his squad.
Part 2) Describe the ways that the tension between the races began to dissipate as the novel progressed.
Part 3) Explain why race cannot be a factor when a military squad is in battle.
Essay Topic 2
Throughout the novel, many myths of what happens to a good, or strong, soldier are presented. Chose two military myths that were presented in the novel, and explain the ways that the reality of war in Richie's experience dispelled those myths.
Essay Topic 3
The novel presents many different leaders in the novel's army. Choose three of the military leaders in the novel and briefly describe each of their leadership styles. Then briefly describe the way that the soldiers reacted to each of their leadership styles.
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