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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 was Rodriguez's friend and battalion member recently killed in "Prayer in the Furnace"?
2. What is Sarah's profession in "War Stories"?
3. What drug was Jenks given that erases memory after his injury?
4. What word from "Psychological Operations" means a temporary stay?
5. What kind of music does Waguih describe the American troops playing on loudspeakers in Iraq?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the narrator think about when he passes the medic tent in “Ten Kliks South”?
2. How is Jewett described in “Ten Kliks South”? What is Jewett’s central conflict?
3. What conversation takes place between Wilson and Jessie in the end of “War Stories”?
4. Who is James Vockler and how does his death impact the narrator in “Unless it’s a Sucking Chest Wound”?
5. What does the character of Zara represent in “Psychological Operations”?
6. Whom does the priest reach out to for advice in “Prayer in the Furnace”? What advice does he receive?
7. What “clues” are described to indicate the presence of prostitutes in “In Vietnam They Had Whores”?
8. How does the theme of exploitation apply to Waguih in “Psychological Operations”?
9. What compels the Marines to create mathematical formulas in “Ten Kliks South”?
10. What causes Jewett to risk insubordination in “Ten Kliks South”?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe and analyze the character named “Old Man” in “In Vietnam They Had Whores.” How does the narrator come to know this character? What does the character do in the end of the story? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the themes of lying or exaggeration in “Bodies.” Why does the narrator lie about or exaggerate his stories of the war? How do his lies and exaggerations differ for different people? What is the truth of his experiences?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and discuss the characters of Waguih and Zara in “Psychological Operations.” What are the actions, objectives, and obstacles of each character in the story? What is the emotional driving force for each of these characters? What do they each represent symbolically in the story?
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