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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. Who does Brunner blame for the shortage of men in his squad?
2. Which soldier accidentally releases a flare during a fight, revealing the position of the troops?
3. Who is loaded onto the helicopter with Richie after he has been shot?
4. What character is Richie reunited with when he is resting in the hospital?
5. Whose decision is it to extend the troop's tour of duty for an additional thirty days?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens during the Lieutenant Gearhart's first reconnaissance mission in Vietnam?
2. How does Richie explain the shooting of the Vietcong soldier to his brother, Kenny?
3. When does Richie realize that Johnson would have been a natural-born leader?
4. What do the American soldiers see when they return to the village in Vietnam that they had recently tried to pacify?
5. How does it come to be that Richie is shot?
6. Where do Richie and Peewee spend the night when they are separated from their squad, and how do they find their way there?
7. What race relation issues come to light during the time of Vietnamese Tet?
8. What happens when the allies bring in a Vietnamese mother and her two small children found wandering around the rice paddies?
9. In Kenny's letter to Richie about Johnny Robinson, what does he say?
10. What conversation does Richie get into with Johnson about the war protesters?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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
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