Fallen Angels Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 does Richie tell Kenny in the letter he writes about the Vietcong soldier?

2. Why doesn't the grenade that Richie throws into the Vietnamese hut explode?

3. What is the name of the soldier's new base, that they are moved to under Lieutenant Gearhart's command?

4. Who is the highest ranking soldier among Richie's squad?

5. Who writes a letter to Tuner's parents?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Richie do with his Purple Heart?

2. How does it come to be that Richie is shot?

3. What conversation does Richie get into with Johnson about the war protesters?

4. How are Richie and Peewee separated from the rest of their troop?

5. When does Richie realize that Johnson would have been a natural-born leader?

6. How does Richie kill his first Vietcong soldier, and what is his reaction to the killing?

7. Where do Richie and Peewee spend the night when they are separated from their squad, and how do they find their way there?

8. How does Richie explain the shooting of the Vietcong soldier to his brother, Kenny?

9. Who is with Brew when he dies?

10. What letter does Gearhart give to Richie and Walowick to hold onto?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"Fallen Angel" has sometimes been called an antiwar novel. Do you agree with this assessment? Why or why not. Discuss the ways that the novel acts as an antiwar novel and the ways that it acts as a pro-war novel.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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