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 does Richie feel certain is the good guy in the Vietnam war.

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

3. What does Richie do when Brew is dying?

4. What is the name of the soldier who is mortally wounded during the same fight in which Richie is shot?

5. When Richie thinks about going AWOL, what country does he plan to run to?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Richie do with his Purple Heart?

5. What happens during the Lieutenant Gearhart's first reconnaissance mission in Vietnam?

6. How do the American soldiers prepare the bodies of their fallen soldiers so that the enemy cannot mutilate them?

7. What power struggle arises between Johnson and Stewart in the battlefield of the reclaimed hill?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

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

"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.

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