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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. What is the American patrol is quickly conditioned to believe?

2. What does this man then give Marco?

3. Why does Raymond suggest that Marco force an investigation by initiating his own court-martial and charging himself with falsifying the report that led to Shaw's medal?

4. Does Raymond want to hire this person?

5. What does Raymond reveal?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the assassination plot arranged for Raymond?

2. How do Marco and Chunjin get into a fight?

3. Why do these two seem happy?

4. What happens between Marco and Shaw, regarding Marco's fight with Chunjin?

5. What do Raymond and Jocie do?

6. How does the scene begin, prior to the shooting?

7. How does Iselin's story change?

8. Why does Raymond's mother sleep with her son?

9. What happens when it is discovered that Jocie and Raymond have left the party?

10. What happens to the American soldiers during this mission?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Another theme has to do with the love of a good woman.

Part 1) Who are the women in this story? How are they significant?

Part 2) How do these women influence their men? Why are they so influential?

Part 3) Why does the author use this as a theme? Use the text as support.

Essay Topic 2

Communism is the cause of much of the action in this story.

Part 1) What is Communism? How did many Americans feel about Communists, based on the information in the story?

Part 2) How does Communism affect the lives of the main characters?

Part 3) How does the author feel about Communism, based on this story?

Essay Topic 3

Raymond has a strange relationship with his mother.

Part 1) Describe their relationship. How do the flashbacks assist you in understanding their relationship?

Part 2) Has their relationship always been strange? Why or why not?

Part 3) Based on their relationship, how might Raymond have felt about killing his mother, if he had come out of the trance instead of dying?

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