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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 happened to Cokes when he ran over a spider hole while in battle?
2. Why does Cokes claim he has been falling down a lot?
3. What is Richie's sexual orientation?
4. As Billy, Roger, and Richie are getting finishing up the floors, Roger gets out a radio. What song are they listening to?
5. What does Roger get caught looking at in Richie's footlocker?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Billy have a problem with Carlyle turning off the lights in the bunk room?
2. Explain the comparison Carlyle makes regarding "dealing trouble" and "smiling."
3. What is ironic about Carlyle's attire going into town?
4. What is the underlying fear that all of the men share? (Billy, Roger, Richie, and Carlyle)
5. Explain the hidden meaning behind Carlyle's comment: "it is dark in the night. Black man got a black body--he disappear."
6. Why does Billy compare Carlyle to an animal?
7. After Carlyle is cuffed, why does Carlye think that the lieutenant and MPs have no right to tell him what to do?
8. Why is Billy so upset about grabbing a razor to cut Carlyle?
9. Why does Carlyle speak in the third person when talking to Richie about his (Carlyle's) behavior the night he passed out on the bunk room floor?
10. Explain the joke that Carlyle tells after Richie storms out of the bunk room because Carlyle accuses him of "kissing his joint."
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
All of the men (Billy, Roger, Richie, and Carlyle) are afraid of war. Choose one character and define their fear of war using textual evidence while explaining the reasoning behind the fears.
Essay Topic 2
What does "ownership" in the military mean to the men (Billy, Roger, Richie, and Carlyle)? What do they own? Does someone "own" them? Why is ownership so important to each character? (Address each character and ownership individually.)
Essay Topic 3
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?
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