Five Years to Freedom: The True Story of a Vietnam POW Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

James N. Rowe
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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. Why do they have a layover here?

2. The plan goes wrong immediately and the Vietcong do what?

3. What happens to Lowe?

4. Why does Rowe go on constant forced walks?

5. Dave and John are moved out of the camp in _________ of 1965.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Rocky taken away from the others?

2. How does Dan find himself alone in the camp? Why is he alone?

3. What happened to Ben?

4. What does Nam tell the men about their situation?

5. How do the attacks on the camp affect the men?

6. What does Rowe think about his job as a member of the Special Forces?

7. What operation is to take place?

8. Why are the men instructed to write letters? Why do the men refuse these instructions?

9. How do Dan and Rowe learn that Rocky is alive?

10. What takes place in January and February of 1965?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The men find humor whenever they can.

Part 1) Describe when they find humor. How does this benefit them?

Part 2) What else do the men do to keep their spirits up? How important is having hope in this story?

Part 3) What does this say about the necessities of humor and hope in life, in general?

Essay Topic 2

Rowe and others are taken as POWs.

Part 1) Describe the events leading to their capture. Describe their capture. How are they treated? Are you surprised by this? Why or why not?

Part 2) Why are the men treated this way by the Vietcong? How does this affect the men?

Part 3) How might this time as a POW affect Rowe and the other men throughout the rest of their lives? Use the text to support your response.

Essay Topic 3

Rowe returns home to his parents.

Part 1) Describe this return. How are Rowe's parents' personalities revealed through this homecoming?

Part 2) How might Rowe's life have changed because of his POW experience? Use the text to support your response.

Part 3) How does reading the accounts of the POW experience affect your own life? How might you be forever changed from reading this story?

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