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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. Why does the Vietnamese scout want request leave?
2. Which of the following terms means someone with very little combat experience?
3. Which of the following is the best antonym to the term lewd?
4. Which of the following words best describes life at LZ Gator?
5. What do some of the soldiers give to the dying female Viet Cong soldier?
Short Essay Questions
1. O'Brien seems to like to enjoy what type of reading?
2. What does chapter twelve illustrate about the character of the soldiers in Vietnam?
3. Why are the soldiers so angry?
4. When do the men of the village go fishing?
5. Why can't the soldiers easily recognize the enemy?
6. What is the major difference between Captain Johansen and Mad Mark as O'Brien sees it?
7. Why are the soldiers bitter?
8. What does Alpha Company do for protection at night?
9. What event does O'Brien tell Erik he witnessed recently in the letter he sends him?
10. Why does Major Callicles try to humiliate O'Brien?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay sharing your point of view on the war in Vietnam after reading O'Brien's account. Did your point of view change from what it was before you read his account? Why do you think it did/did not change? Use examples from the text to support your writing.
Essay Topic 2
Write about the character Mad Mark. Include an explanation for his behavior with the Vietnamese he came across throughout this time in Alpha Company. Do you believe his actions throughout the novel were justified or unjustified? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay explaining why O'Brien continued his friendship with Erik throughout his tour. Then add a portion explaining why or why not you believe this friendship would continue. Do you think O'Brien would want to be your friend? Why or why not?
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