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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. Why does Peewee enjoy his time in the army?

2. During the slow days, what reports do the soldiers listen to on the radio?

3. Which of the following best describes Richie's feelings during the ambush?

4. What does Lobel think are the only real things in the world?

5. What city is Peewee from?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where did the term "Angel Warriors" come from?

2. Why does Jenkins say that he has joined the army, and what is his fear of war?

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

4. Why is Richie sent on patrol with the Charlie Company?

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

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

8. Why does Richard Perry decide to join the army?

9. What advice does Walowick give to Richie in regard to the dead Vietcong soldier?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

All of the soldiers in Richie's squad have joined the army for very different reasons. Choose three soldiers from Richie's squad and briefly describe their reasons for joining the army. Then, explain how those motivations affected the soldier's performance in battle.

Essay Topic 2

Throughout this novel, the theme of innocence is presented through the soldiers' naivety. Briefly describe one scene that highlights the innocence of one or more of the soldiers. Then describe the way that the novel functions as a testament to the loss of youth through war.

Essay Topic 3

War movies are a major theme throughout the novel.

Part 1) Explain the relationship that Lobel has with Hollywood and describe the way that it affects his fighting.

Part 2) Describe the ways that war movies romanticize soldiers.

Part 3) Describe the way that "Fallen Angels' dispels the myths of war romanticism

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