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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 happens when the soldiers realize that the war will not be ending anytime soon?
2. What is Johnson's advice to Richie when they are discussing the war protesters?
3. Which character strongly wishes he had a wife a kids waiting for him at home?
4. How does Richie feel when he is running to escape the fighting in the village?
5. After Richie and Peewee are separated from their squad, where do they spend the night?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is with Brew when he dies?
2. What race relation issues come to light during the time of Vietnamese Tet?
3. What happens during the Lieutenant Gearhart's first reconnaissance mission in Vietnam?
4. What power struggle arises between Johnson and Stewart in the battlefield of the reclaimed hill?
5. What does Richie do with his Purple Heart?
6. What happens when the Vietnamese allies want the American troops to help them capture a crucial hill?
7. What conversation does Richie get into with Johnson about the war protesters?
8. Where do Richie and Peewee spend the night when they are separated from their squad, and how do they find their way there?
9. What do the American soldiers see when they return to the village in Vietnam that they had recently tried to pacify?
10. How does it come to be that Richie is shot?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In the beginning of the novel, Rings makes a bizarre offer to RIchie and Peewee in order to cement their brotherhood.
Part 1) Describe the offer that RIngs presented and his reasoning behind it.
Part 2) Explain the ritual that Peewee and Richie partook in to cement their own brotherhood.
Part 3) Explain the way that Peewee and RIchie's ritual stuck with them throughout their time in war, and what it meant to them.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
All of the soldiers see great traumas during their time in Vietnam, and each of the soldiers has their own coping mechanism. Choose two soldiers from the novel describe the scenes that most affected them during their time in service. Then, briefly compare/contrast their coping mechanisms.
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