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Fallen Angels Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Jenkins tell Richie that he fears about being in the army?



2. Who approaches Richie to tell him that his medical records still haven't arrived?



3. Who does Lobel warn Richie not to become?



4. What is Judy Duncan's occupation?



5. What war is going on during the years in which the novel is set?



Short Essay Questions

1. What happens during the Lieutenant Gearhart's first reconnaissance mission in Vietnam?



2. What letter does Gearhart give to Richie and Walowick to hold onto?



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



4. Where do Richie and Peewee spend the night when they are separated from their squad, and how do they find their way there?



5. After returning from a Vietnamese village, what does Sergeant Simpson tell the troops Captain Stewart?



6. What does Richie do with his Purple Heart?



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



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



9. How does Monaco escape the clutches of the Vietnamese soldiers?



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



Essay Topics

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

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.

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.

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