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. When discussing the war with Richie, who does Roger claim everyone is saying is the new "Hitler"?

2. After Richie leaves to take a shower, what do Billy and Roger decide to do?

3. Roger asks Billy if he would rather fight a war in the freezing cold or one where there were "awful ....". Awful what?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Martin try to commit suicide?

2. Why does Billy say that he would rather face "freezin' cold" than snakes?

3. Why does Richie become stunned at Billy's comment: "that you go down; that you go up and down like a Yo-yo and you go blowin' all the trees like the wind?"

4. Explain the comparison Carlyle makes regarding "dealing trouble" and "smiling."

5. Why does Carlyle hate the Army?

6. What does Roger mean when he says to Billy, "every black man in the world ain't like me"?

7. What does Carlyle mean when talking about "the black man's problem"?

8. When Billy finally levels with Richie about the flirting, what does he say?

9. Why does Roger seem oblivious to the fact that Richie is a homosexual?

10. Why does Billy compare Carlyle to an animal?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the relationship between Cokes and Rooney. Why do you believe they have the relationship that they do? What fuels their friendship? Would their friendship be the same if they had not served together?

Essay Topic 2

Choose a character from the following list. Write a character analysis including information including the answers to the following questions: Who are they as a person? What do they want in life? What are their strengths? What are their weaknesses?

-Billy

-Roger

-Carlyle

-Richie

-Rooney

-Cokes

Essay Topic 3

From the following character list, choose a character and discuss that character's feelings regarding homosexuality. Be sure to address the following questions in your answer: Is the character accepting of homosexuality? Does the character like/accept Richie? Does this character cause problems for Richie (from a military aspect)? Does this character cause problems for Richie from a personal aspect?

-Billy

-Roger

-Carlyle

-Cokes

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