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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz 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

Choose one topic to discuss. Be sure to include the name of the characters(s) you choose. The basic situation that led to the conflict. Describe the conflict from both sides. Discuss the end result of the conflict. Discuss how the character(s) was changed after the conflict.

1) Conflict between two or more men in the story.

2) Conflict between a man and his environment.

3) Conflict between a man and himself.

The following essay will be on the Inner conflict of Cummings. Write an essay to address the following questions.

1) Describe the inner conflict of Cummings.

2) How did Cummings deal with his own conflict.

3) Cummings kept this conflict private except in one instance with Hearn. Describe that instance and explain how Hearn's feelings toward Cummings changed.

4) Be the end of the story, had Cummings come to terms with his inner conflict?

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?

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