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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What literary term describes the description of Kathy's return from her time with Harmon?
2. What do Claude and Ruth do in Chapter 19, "What was Found"?
(a) Watch the news.
(b) Man the phones.
(c) Search the lake for Kathy.
(d) Cook for John.
3. What food does Kathy have, in the scenario the narrator describes in Chapter 18, "Hypothesis"?
4. What happens right before John's platoon is ordered back to Thuan Yen?
(a) A soldier's foot was blown off.
(b) The men agreed to cover up the massacre.
(c) A soldier was ambushed and killed.
(d) One of the soldiers killed a Vietnamese soldier.
5. What did Colonel William V. Wilson say about the massacre at Thuan Yen?
(a) He had seen similar things before.
(b) He hoped it was untrue.
(c) He had restrained just such an impulse in his own men once.
(d) He hoped it was all true so he could make an example of the soldiers responsible.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens to the radio on John's boat, ultimately?
2. What does Patricia say about the point John brings up about Kathy in Chapter 19, "What was Found"?
3. What did John think about the work he did at his desk job?
4. In the hypothesis in Chapter 27, what does John do?
5. How does John spend his time in Chapter 19, "What was Found"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do we know for sure at the end of the book?
2. What does the narrator speculate in the hypothesis in Chapter 24?
3. What was Kathy thinking about, in the narrator's hypothesis in Chapter 24?
4. What did the evidence presented in Chapter 25 indicate about the massacre in Thuan Yen?
5. What does the narrator theorize in the hypothesis in Chapter 18?
6. What are Arthur Lux and Vinny Pearson's opinions about John according to the evidence presented in Chapter 25?
7. What does Arthur Lux tell John when John goes into town to meet Patricia?
8. What did Tony Carbo tell John and Kathy on the night of the election?
9. What did John and Kathy do after John gave his concession speech on election night?
10. Describe how Patricia comes to Lake of the Woods.
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