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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 religion does Zara decide to convert to in "Psychological Operations"?
2. Why did Waguih join the military?
3. How many of the Marines Jenks was with died from the blast that injured him?
4. Who says he doesn't feel like he killed anybody in "Ten Kliks South"?
5. Who is the narrator sitting next to that he describes as "our number one guy" in the beginning of "Ten Kliks South"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What obstacles does the priest face in “Prayer in the Furnace”?
2. How does the theme of guilt apply to Boylan in “Unless it’s a Sucking Chest Wound”?
3. What symbolism and themes are related through the story “Ten Kliks South”?
4. What does Waguih represent in “Psychological Operations”? What was Waguih’s role in the military?
5. What “clues” are described to indicate the presence of prostitutes in “In Vietnam They Had Whores”?
6. Describe the narrative style of “In Vietnam They Had Whores.” What is happening in the beginning of the story?
7. What does Waguih relate to Zara regarding propaganda in “Psychological Operations”?
8. What does the narrator realize during the memorial in “In Vietnam They Had Whores”?
9. What is portrayed as an obstacle for Marines in obtaining mental help in “Prayer in the Furnace”?
10. What conversation takes place between Wilson and Jessie in the end of “War Stories”?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the motif of baseball in “Money as a Weapons System.” What does baseball represent symbolically in the story? How does the narrator feel about baseball and the uniforms that have been sent to him? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Why is Jewett insistent that he didn’t kill anyone in “Ten Kliks South”? Why and how does he risk insubordination in the story? What responses does he receive from his sergeant? How does Jewett relate to the other characters in Redeployment?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the theme and representation of bureaucracy in “Money as a Weapons System.” Does the author present the bureaucratic processes of the military in a favorable light or an unfavorable one? Why? How does the narrator feel about the bureaucratic system?
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