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. The following day, the men do what?

2. Rowe arrives in Fort Sill, ____________, in 1961.

3. As they are moving to yet another location, Rowe catches an opportunity to watch Rocky and notes what?

4. Dan eventually finds himself alone in another camp, for what reason?

5. They reconnect, pursue the escaping Vietcong for a while, then do what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the squad's deployment to Vietnam.

2. When the men come under fire, what does Rowe realize?

3. How does showing a movie affect the men?

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

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

6. What do the men do, first thing, the day after their arrival at the camp?

7. Who is Tim Barker? What happened to him?

8. What is the first step of the operation? What goes wrong?

9. What happened to Ben?

10. What happened the night that the Beau Geste compound was bombed?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The men are requested to admit to their "crimes."

Part 1) What specifically are the men supposed to write about? Why is this demanded of the men? How do the Vietcong encourage them to write?

Part 2) How does the psychological warfare play into these demands? Are the Vietcong successful? Explain.

Part 3) How does this plague Rowe, even after he returns home? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Rowe is a member of Special Forces.

Part 1) How is Rowe a part of Special Forces? What does this say about Rowe's training?

Part 2) How does he use his training while in the POW camp? How do others also use their training to help them and others survive?

Part 3) What skills and training do you have? How might this be useful in an emergency situation?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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