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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 kind of powder does Richie use for his rashes?
2. Why is Cokes sent home from battle?
3. What does Carlyle pull out of his pocket after catching Roger in Richie's footlocker?
4. How many years does Martin have left to serve in the military?
5. What is Richie's sexual orientation?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is wrong with the lieutenant's statement: "two perfectly trained and primed strong pieces of U.S. Army property cut to [expletive] up in here"?
2. What action does Richie make to cause Billy to realize what is about to happen between him (Richie) and Carlyle?
3. Why does Richie make fun of Billy's vernacular?
4. Explain the joke that Carlyle tells after Richie storms out of the bunk room because Carlyle accuses him of "kissing his joint."
5. What is ironic about Rooney being a demolitions expert?
6. Roger tells Carlyle, "we both tole you it ain't goin' on here." What does this mean?
7. Why does Richie think that Roger would understand the problems associated with being homosexual?
8. Why does Carlyle get angry at Billy and Roger for keeping him and Richie apart?
9. Explain the hidden meaning behind Carlyle's comment: "it is dark in the night. Black man got a black body--he disappear."
10. What is Carlyle's problem with education?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Cokes' reaction to finding out that Richie is a homosexual. What does Cokes say about Richie's homosexuality? Why is Cokes' answer ironic? What would one expect from Cokes given hie military ranking? Does Cokes' leukemia have anything to do with his reaction? Why?
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?
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