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

2. Since Rich missed dinner to take care of Richie, what does Billy bring him from the mess hall?

3. According to the stage directions, how many lights hang at the center of the ceiling?

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

5. How did Martin and Richie come to be in the military?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why do Roger and Carlyle laugh at Richie when they leave to go to town?

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

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

5. Why is Billy so upset about grabbing a razor to cut Carlyle?

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

7. Roger tells Carlyle, "we both tole you it ain't goin' on here." What does this mean?

8. After the murders, Roger has not changed in regard to his obsession. What does Roger do after everyone but he and Richie have left?

9. What action does Richie make to cause Billy to realize what is about to happen between him (Richie) and Carlyle?

10. What is Carlyle's problem with education?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the differences between Roger and Carlyle. Be sure to address their individual standpoints on the Army, homosexuality, race, and friendship.

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

What does Carlyle mean when he says, "it has been a long damn time...you ain't gonna put a stop to it," to Billy? What is Carlyle talking about? Could there be a hidden meaning to this statement? Be sure to use textual evidence to support.

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