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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 offer does Gearhart give the soldiers to keep them safe?
2. What is the name of the soldier's new base, that they are moved to under Lieutenant Gearhart's command?
3. What does Richie tell Kenny in the letter he writes about the Vietcong soldier?
4. What does Richie do when Brew is dying?
5. Who is the first to open fire on the Vietnamese soldiers, allowing the chopper to land safely?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when the allies bring in a Vietnamese mother and her two small children found wandering around the rice paddies?
2. What conversation does Richie get into with Johnson about the war protesters?
3. How does it come to be that Richie is shot?
4. Where do Richie and Peewee spend the night when they are separated from their squad, and how do they find their way there?
5. How do the American soldiers prepare the bodies of their fallen soldiers so that the enemy cannot mutilate them?
6. How are Richie and Peewee separated from the rest of their troop?
7. What is the reaction among the troops when the newspaper arrives with photos of war protesters burning their draft cards?
8. In Kenny's letter to Richie about Johnny Robinson, what does he say?
9. How does Richie kill his first Vietcong soldier, and what is his reaction to the killing?
10. What power struggle arises between Johnson and Stewart in the battlefield of the reclaimed hill?
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
Richie's medical records float through the novel, appearing regularly to remind the reader how unorganized then military office is during the war. Briefly explain what the medical records meant to Richie, and how their inability to be locked down led the reader to see the chaos and uncertainty of war.
Essay Topic 3
Throughout the novel, many myths of what happens to a good, or strong, soldier are presented. Chose two military myths that were presented in the novel, and explain the ways that the reality of war in Richie's experience dispelled those myths.
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