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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 character is Richie reunited with when he is resting in the hospital?
2. Who writes a letter to Tuner's parents?
3. What reason does Captain Stewart give to the soldiers as to why they will be going on a reconnaissance mission?
4. Where do Richie and Peewee make their way to after being separated from the squad?
5. Which soldier accidentally releases a flare during a fight, revealing the position of the troops?
Short Essay Questions
1. What race relation issues come to light during the time of Vietnamese Tet?
2. What is the reaction among the troops when the newspaper arrives with photos of war protesters burning their draft cards?
3. When does Richie realize that Johnson would have been a natural-born leader?
4. How does it come to be that Richie is shot?
5. How are Richie and Peewee separated from the rest of their troop?
6. Why do the rescue choppers open fire on the Vietnamese allies?
7. What power struggle arises between Johnson and Stewart in the battlefield of the reclaimed hill?
8. What offer does Gearhart make for the troops, when it is realized that the squads are unequally staffed?
9. How does Monaco escape the clutches of the Vietnamese soldiers?
10. What do the American soldiers see when they return to the village in Vietnam that they had recently tried to pacify?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Throughout this novel, the theme of innocence is presented through the soldiers' naivety. Briefly describe one scene that highlights the innocence of one or more of the soldiers. Then describe the way that the novel functions as a testament to the loss of youth through war.
Essay Topic 2
In the novel, the reader sees Richie's view of family shift after he makes relationships with other soldiers in his squad.
Part 1) Describe Richie's relationship with his family back home before he enlists in the army.
Part 2) Describe the fantasies that Richie has about family while he is in Vietnam.
Part 3) Describe the way that Peewee, and other soldiers in the squad, fill in for blood family while Richie is away.
Essay Topic 3
Many of the soldiers in the novel have big dreams for themselves when they get out of the army. Choose three soldiers from Richie's squad and explain what their dreams for the future are. Then, explain how these dreams affected the soldiers' performance in battle.
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