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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. Which area is considered really dangerous?
2. In which state was O'Brien raised?
3. Which of the following characters often spends time telling jokes?
4. What is O'Brien's job with Alpha Company?
5. With whom does O'Brien request a meeting?
Short Essay Questions
1. What philosophical conversation does O'Brien attempt to hold with the captain?
2. When does O'Brien become a true soldier?
3. What does O'Brien do on his long nocturnal walks?
4. What do the soldiers do that provokes a few Viet Cong hiding in the jungle to open fire before disappearing into the jungle?
5. Describe the message O'Brien wishes to convey through chapter ten.
6. Describe Alpha Company as O'Brien first meets them.
7. How does O'Brien spend his last summer before starting basic training?
8. Why does the smoke from Tri Binh 4 trouble O'Brien?
9. To whom does O'Brien write as he continues his plan to desert to Sweden?
10. In what way do Erik and O'Brien catch the attention of the drill sergeant?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the changes O'Brien went through throughout all of his time in Vietnam. In what ways did he become a better person? In what ways was he too hard on himself? Use specific examples from the novel to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay on how the Vietnamese people must have felt about Americans during the war, especially those that were on the same side as the Americans. What lead the Vietnamese people to feel this way? Do you believe their feelings were justified? How would you feel in the same situation?
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay making a personal judgment on the Vietnam War based on O'Brien's experience. Do you believe O'Brien feels the war was justified? Do you believe that O'Brien feels his own actions were justified? Do you believe O'Brien feels the actions of the others he knew during his time in the war were justified?
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