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. How quickly is Rowe recognized?

2. How does Rowe convince his captor to believe him?

3. What else do the men buy?

4. On September 14, what happens to Rowe?

5. Rowe arrives at a hospital and is allowed to talk to whom by phone?

Short Essay Questions

1. What punishment is given to Rowe for refusing to write a statement siding with the National Liberation Front?

2. How do the men benefit from fishing?

3. Describe Rowe's encounter with the news reporter.

4. What is revealed about the Vietnamese people with whom Rowe comes in contact?

5. What happens when he arrives at the base?

6. What does Rowe do with the eagles? Why?

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

8. Describe Rowe's escape attempt.

9. What does Rowe learn about the rest of his stay at the camp?

10. What happens when Rowe arrives at the hospital?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

The men are given a Christmas celebration.

Part 1) Describe this celebration. Why are they given this celebration? Do the Vietcong truly care about them and want to give them something to celebrate? Why or why not?

Part 2) What happens after they celebrate? Why does this happen? Should this celebration have taken place? Why or why not?

Part 3) How might this celebration, as well as the overall treatment of the POWs, be connected to the Geneva Convention?

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