Five Years to Freedom: The True Story of a Vietnam POW Test | Final 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. What does Rowe tell the enemy?

2. What is the first thing Rowe is offered to eat?

3. Why does Rowe find the debriefing disturbing?

4. Initially, what does Rowe consider declining?

5. Who initially sees Rowe?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who spots Rowe?

2. What gives Rowe the strength to resist the VC demands?

3. What happens when Rowe arrives at the hospital?

4. What happens to Jim?

5. What happens when he arrives at the base?

6. How do the VC react to being attacked? How does Rowe take advantage of this?

7. How do the Vietnamese act bravely regarding Rowe?

8. How does Rowe try to draw attention to himself? Why does he do it in this way?

9. How does Rowe feel about being alone?

10. Describe Rowe's action during the move.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Rowe is debriefed.

Part 1) Describe this debriefing. Why does this take place? What purpose does it serve?

Part 2) Why is this debriefing disturbing for Rowe? How does this make a comparison between the U.S. military and the Vietcong?

Part 3) Why is this debriefing important to the U.S. military? Do they care about Rowe? Why or why not? What matters to the U.S. military, based on Rowe's debriefing? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Rowe is interviewed by a news reporter.

Part 1) Describe this interview. Why does Rowe respond the way he does? Do you believe many POWs responded the same way? Why or why not?

Par 2) How do the Vietcong continue to control Rowe's actions, as seen in this interview? What does this say about the power of psychological warfare?

Part 3) How did the media affect the Vietnam War? Why? How has this continued today? How has it changed the face of war? Is this good or bad? Why?

Essay Topic 3

There is an operation planned between Tan Phu and Le Coeur.

Part 1) Describe this operation. What is foreshadowed at the beginning of this story regarding the success of this operation?

Part 2) Why might the steps leading up to this operation and the operation itself turn out the way they do?

Part 3) What might this say about the Vietnam War as a whole? What does this say about the U.S. military mindset at this time?

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