Streamers Test | 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. What happens to Cokes after he and Rooney finish singing their song?

2. As Roger is finishing up the mopping, what do Cokes and Rooney carry into the room?

3. What is Rooney's nickname for Cokes?

4. What did Cokes do to the man in the spider hole?

5. What excuse does Carlyle make for his behavior (crawling on the floor)?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Carlyle's problem with education?

2. Why does Rooney claim that Billy, Roger, and Richie are not in the Army?

3. Why does the lieutenant's actions towards Roger speak to the stereotypical assumptions regarding the crime scene?

4. Why is Richie afraid of the Vietcong and war?

5. At the end of the play, Cokes puts a lot of things into perspective for Roger and Richie. What does Cokes tell them?

6. Explain the sexual innuendos that Richie makes regarding Billy and Roger's workout.

7. What happened when Billy was sixteen that made him want to become a priest?

8. Why does Carlyle claim that the Vietnam war is not their (Carlyle's and Roger's) war?

9. What does Richie mean by the "real Richie" is in Manhattan, and the other Richie is sitting in the Army reading a book?

10. Why doesn't Roger allow Richie to tell Cokes about what has happened to Rooney?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the division between the enlisted men (Billy, Roger, Richie, and Carlyle) and the officers (Rooney and Cokes). Which group seems to be more stable? Is this normal? Who would have gone further as a group? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Of all of the men in the play, who do you believe will/could go the furthest in their military career? Why? What character traits make this character the most likely to succeed?

Essay Topic 3

Choose a character from the following list. Discuss whether or not you believe that character thinks/believes Richie is a homosexual. Be sure to discuss their conversations, behaviors, and the stage directions associated with any textual evidence that is deemed supportive of the decision.

-Billy

-Carlyle

-Roger

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