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. Why does Roger tell Carlyle that he got such a nice room in the Army?

2. Because of O'Flannigan's accident, what song was he unable to sing?

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

4. What does Roger claim will happen to Sarge (Rooney) within one year?

5. While recalling events from his hometown, what does Roger tell the others happened to the man in the phone booth?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Carlyle have a problem with the duty the Army has assigned him?

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

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

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

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

6. What is the significance of Billy shutting the door at the end of Act 2, Scene 1?

7. Why does Billy get so angry at Richie for thinking that he is "Frankie"?

8. Why is Carlyle jealous of Billy, Richie, and Roger?

9. As Billy, Roger and Richie are discussing going out, Richie calls going to a whorehouse "disgusting." Billy's replies to Richie with "look who's talking." What do both men mean?

10. Why does Roger try to talk Billy into going into town while leaving Richie out of the conversation?

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

At times, the only color in the play that seems to matter is "Army green." What makes the racial lines blur? Are there poignant racial stereotypes that surface? Be sure to include textual evidence.

Essay Topic 3

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

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