Fallen Angels Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 character is Richie reunited with when he is resting in the hospital?

2. After Richie's discussion with Johnson about the war protestors, what does he fall asleep thinking about?

3. Which character strongly wishes he had a wife a kids waiting for him at home?

4. When the Vietcong are hiding under the water, what are they breathing with?

5. Why doesn't the grenade that Richie throws into the Vietnamese hut explode?

Short Essay Questions

1. When does Richie realize that Johnson would have been a natural-born leader?

2. In Kenny's letter to Richie about Johnny Robinson, what does he say?

3. What is the reaction among the troops when the newspaper arrives with photos of war protesters burning their draft cards?

4. What power struggle arises between Johnson and Stewart in the battlefield of the reclaimed hill?

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

6. How does Richie explain the shooting of the Vietcong soldier to his brother, Kenny?

7. How does it come to be that Richie is shot?

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

9. What happens when the Vietnamese allies want the American troops to help them capture a crucial hill?

10. Who is with Brew when he dies?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"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 2

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 3

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.

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