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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. Which character strongly wishes he had a wife a kids waiting for him at home?
2. What character is Richie reunited with when he is resting in the hospital?
3. What type of award is Richie given from the army after his injuries?
4. What is the name of the character sent in to replace Sergeant Simpson?
5. What is waiting for Richie when he enters one of the huts in the recently pacified village?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does it come to be that Richie is shot?
2. How are Richie and Peewee separated from the rest of their troop?
3. When does Richie realize that Johnson would have been a natural-born leader?
4. What power struggle arises between Johnson and Stewart in the battlefield of the reclaimed hill?
5. How do the American soldiers prepare the bodies of their fallen soldiers so that the enemy cannot mutilate them?
6. What does Richie do with his Purple Heart?
7. In Kenny's letter to Richie about Johnny Robinson, what does he say?
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. How does Richie explain the shooting of the Vietcong soldier to his brother, Kenny?
10. What happens when the allies bring in a Vietnamese mother and her two small children found wandering around the rice paddies?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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
Essay Topic 2
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 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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