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. Who are the Vietnamese soldiers holding as bait, trying to encourage the chopper to arrive?

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

3. What is waiting for Richie when he enters one of the huts in the recently pacified village?

4. What do the American soldiers remove from the dead soldiers to keep the enemy from identifying them?

5. Of all the men in the squad, who is viewed as their leader, described as having "quiet good sense"?

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

3. Why do the rescue choppers open fire on the Vietnamese allies?

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

5. In Kenny's letter to Richie about Johnny Robinson, what does he say?

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

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

8. How does Monaco escape the clutches of the Vietnamese soldiers?

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

10. What race relation issues come to light during the time of Vietnamese Tet?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

The novel "Fallen Angels" is set at a time of American history in which the Civil Rights movement was pushing forward.

Part 1) Describe the way that racism in "the World" is presented in the novel.

Part 2) Describe the way that racism in the army is presented in the novel.

Part 3) Briefly discuss whether or not you feel that the novel presented the American history of the time in a fair and balanced way.

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