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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. How did Richie know Johnny Robinson?
2. Which of the following is NOT seen by the American soldiers returning to the recently pacified village?
3. What American holiday is approaching at the same time as the Vietnamese New Year?
4. How many of the three soldiers--Peewee, Richie, and the captive--are able to escape the Vietnamese troops?
5. What is attached to the young Vietnamese child that Peewee makes a doll for?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is with Brew when he dies?
2. What happens during the Lieutenant Gearhart's first reconnaissance mission in Vietnam?
3. What race relation issues come to light during the time of Vietnamese Tet?
4. What do the American soldiers see when they return to the village in Vietnam that they had recently tried to pacify?
5. How do the American soldiers prepare the bodies of their fallen soldiers so that the enemy cannot mutilate them?
6. What happens when the Vietnamese allies want the American troops to help them capture a crucial hill?
7. How does it come to be that Richie is shot?
8. How does Monaco escape the clutches of the Vietnamese soldiers?
9. Where do Richie and Peewee spend the night when they are separated from their squad, and how do they find their way there?
10. What does Richie do with his Purple Heart?
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
The title of the novel is a very powerful one. Briefly describe the scene in which the title of the novel was first mentioned, and then explain how the title acts as a symbol for the soldiers fighting in the Vietnam war.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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