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. Someone braves punishment by doing what?

2. What does Rowe tell the enemy?

3. What lies did Rowe tell upon his capture?

4. Who initially sees Rowe?

5. What does Rowe have an opportunity to do?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How do the men benefit from fishing?

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

4. What happens when Rowe is given nets and set lines for fishing and begins catching more than he can eat most days?

5. According to the VC, what must Rowe do to be released? Does he do this?

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

7. What does Rowe eat? How does this affect him?

8. How is Rowe rescued?

9. What happens to Jim?

10. Describe Rowe's escape attempt.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Food is an important theme throughout the story.

Part 1) How is food a theme in this story? How important is food in this story? What does this say about one's basic needs?

Part 2) How is food used as a part of the Vietcong's psychological warfare? How does this affect the men?

Part 3) How different would the POW's situation have been if they had received adequate nutrition? Use the text to support your response.

Essay Topic 2

Rowe is given baby eagles.

Part 1) Why is he given baby eagles? What does he do with these animals? How does he benefit from having these birds?

Part 2) Why does he kill them? How might this affect him?

Part 3) How is the giving of these eagles and the treatment of them by the Vietcong a form of psychological warfare?

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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