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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. How many times did Wilson say he has had venereal disease?

2. Why is Cummings upset about when reviewing the air operations reports?

3. What does Hearn request of Cummings in Part 2, Chapter 11?

4. In Part 2, Chapter 8, how does Wakara feel around the other men?

5. During Gallagher's flashback, what organization does the reader learn he joined as a teenager?

Short Essay Questions

1. During Part 2, Chapter 7, what does Martinez do in the souvenir hut?

2. Why does Hearn dislike Conn, Hobart, and Dalleson?

3. Why does Cummings begin to lose control of the men and what were his feeling about this?

4. How does the narrator describe the pace of Ridges and Goldstein as they carry Wilson through the jungle?

5. Describe Dalleson's advancement in the army and how he feels about his current position.

6. What is Goldstein's reasoning for the tents not staying up and how does he solve this problem?

7. After carrying Wilson and enduring the heat and exhaustion, why didn't the men leave Wilson behind?

8. Why does Red reject Hearn's offer to be promoted to corporal?

9. Why does Hearn think he is becoming a prude?

10. In the opening scene, some of the men are playing cards. How does this card game reveal pieces of the men's personalities?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Red comes from a poor family and appears to have had a difficult life. As a child there were many things about life that Red did not understand, however, this changes as he becomes an adult, specifically, during his time in the Army.

1) How does Red's time on the ship prior to getting to the island relate to his childhood memories?

2) How does this time help him understand these memories?

3) Through Red's reflections, do you think he learns anything about him self during the war?

Essay Topic 2

Racism is seen throughout this book. Discuss this issue in terms of the time period of the book. Would this behavior be accepted today, even in the throws of war?

Essay Topic 3

Roth and Goldstein have a substantial conversation on the beach, and Roth feels they are becoming friends. Would these two characters be friends if they had met outside of the Army? Explain your reasoning with evidence using the characters background, education, personality, and thoughts reveled throughout the book.

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