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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. Who does Pavlo says writes to him concerning Joanna?
(a) His wife.
(b) His sister.
(c) His brother.
(d) His mother.
2. What do the trainees accuse Pavlo of when he arrives in the barracks ,
(a) Telling on them for drinking.
(b) Skipping drill.
(c) Wanting to go MIA.
(d) Stealing their money.
3. What does the Corporal say it is easy to do in Vietnam?
(a) Find a wife.
(b) Get laid.
(c) Buy a new weapon.
(d) Get a trip to Cambodia.
4. When the trainees are called to formation by the second whistle blow of the play , what does Pavlo do while Pierce prepares to go?
(a) Asks Pierce not to go.
(b) Tries to pick a fight with Parker.
(c) Refuses to go to formation.
(d) Begins singing.
5. What is Hinkle ordered to do upon the realization that Pavlo is close to death?
(a) To tell Ardell.
(b) To tell Towers.
(c) To make up a story.
(d) To get a medic.
Short Answer Questions
1. While Towers is giving bayonet instruction, what does he say one must have in order to use it properly?
2. What is Ardell's reason for not believing what he's seeing in Pavlo's mind?
3. Who does Pierce say he is worried about while he is drunk talking with Pavlo?
4. What was the answer to Pavlo's question to Ardell?
5. As Hinkle goes out of the barracks, what does Kress ask him to do?
Short Essay Questions
1. What might "Jody" in the final military song of Act 2, Part 5 represent or metaphorically speak to?
2. What may be the significance or playwright's purpose for Pavlo realizing he's dead so far along into the play and after the climax?
3. In the final scene, how does Wall live up to the metaphorical meaning of his name?
4. Theorize on the effect that the two stabbings have on Pavlo in Act 2, Part 3.
5. How is Pavlo egocentric, almost childish? Explore the ways in which these traits are dramatized.
6. Using the fragmentary nature of the plot line thus far as a platform, describe the impression it has on the way by which the audience will begin to learn about the main character.
7. How is the incident of Pavlo taking the aspirin and not waking up during the other trainees' games symbolic? How is this foreshadowing?
8. Pavlo believes that good soldiers are never helpless in any situation. How does this belief play out and dramatize itself in his experience with the Corporal and following scenes?
9. How is Pavlo's interactions and awareness of Brisbey and his plight of significance to the audience's understanding of what happens to people as a result of being involved in war?
10. After some prompting from Ardell in the final Act, Pavlo shouts repeatedly that it's all shit. His shouts eventually become a scream of rage and frustration. What can we say Ardell represents throughout this play for Pavlo, as well as for the audience?
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