Fields of Fire Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book 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 is Hodges thinking as he watches his men dying in Arizona Valley?

2. Chapter 5 What does Major Otto have on his arm that he received during his first tour of duty?

3. Who makes snide comments about the Chaplain who is leading a memorial service for the fallen men?

4. What changes Hodges' mind about being excited to be in the war?

5. Chapter 21 What is Snake's reaction at seeing Ogre and Baby Cakes again?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hodges notice in his old classmate that he meets in the mess hall?

2. What does Hodges see as he peers through the fog?

3. What is the result of the investigation of the banana trees just off the trail that Hodges' men are following?

4. How does Gilliland reach Pismo Beach to meet his wife after being discharged from the Marines?

5. What does Goodrich say to the crowd of anti-war protesters when they ask him to speak?

6. What is Hodges' reply when his classmate asks him if they can still win the war?

7. Why does a three star General arrive at Hodges' platoon?

8. What is the reaction of Hodges' son when Mitsuko takes him to see his father's memorial?

9. What does Snake do when he sees Senator in the hole?

10. What is Mitsuko's response when Hodges asks her to marry him?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Goodrich is one of the main constants throughout the novel. He is mentioned in all parts of the story and everyone's life seems to revolve around him.

1) Explain how Goodrich and the characters intertwine as the book progresses.

2) What relationship does he have with Hodges, Snake, Bagger, Phony, Mark, and his parents?

Essay Topic 2

1) Analyze Bobby Hodges' personality and emotional changes throughout the novel.

2) What fears and emotions does he experience as he grows during his time in Vietnam?

3) How do his attitudes change as he develops from a civilian to an experienced soldier?

4) Cite examples of the character changes Hodges goes through from different scenes in the novel.

Essay Topic 3

1) Compare and contrast the characters of Hodges and Kersey.

2) Summarize the impact each character has on the story.

3) How is each character realistic in his view toward life, considering the time period in which the story takes place?

4) How do their roles as soldiers differ? Cite examples from the novel.

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