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. Whose decision is it to extend the troop's tour of duty for an additional thirty days?

2. When the troops are attacked, trying to capture the piece of Vietnamese land, how does Richie feel?

3. What does Richie tell Kenny in the letter he writes about the Vietcong soldier?

4. Which of the following is NOT seen by the American soldiers returning to the recently pacified village?

5. What is the name of the soldier killed when the American troop's location is accidentally revealed?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the rescue choppers open fire on the Vietnamese allies?

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

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

4. What happens when the allies bring in a Vietnamese mother and her two small children found wandering around the rice paddies?

5. How are Richie and Peewee separated from the rest of their troop?

6. What race relation issues come to light during the time of Vietnamese Tet?

7. What offer does Gearhart make for the troops, when it is realized that the squads are unequally staffed?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The letters that the soldiers send home are the only outlet that they have to their families.

Part 1) Explain the importance of the letters written from the soldiers to their families.

Part 2) Explain the importance of the letters written from family to the soldiers.

Part 3) Compare/contrast the letter writing processes of Richie and Peewee.

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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