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Frederick Downs
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The soldiers must also erect which of the following:
(a) Medical facility.
(b) Artillery bunker.
(c) Helipad.
(d) Communications antennas.

2. How many of the Vietcong are killed by the Americans?
(a) 2.
(b) 1.
(c) 0.
(d) 4.

3. On what day is the first Vietcong soldier killed by a soldier?
(a) November 15.
(b) November 8.
(c) October 31.
(d) December 1.

4. The patrol goes into an area covered mostly by _____.
(a) Jungle.
(b) Rice paddies.
(c) Underbrush.
(d) Vietcong.

5. Which is not mentioned as being a part of the company at this point?
(a) Schaldenbrand.
(b) Sells.
(c) Mann.
(d) Williams.

Short Answer Questions

1. What creature plagues Downs throughout the operation?

2. The character belongs to which branch of the military?

3. What type of vehicle is blown up?

4. How many Americans are there at the time?

5. The character is scheduled to fly into which country?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the scene in which the platoon goes out into the rice paddies. Who do the soldiers see? What mishap occurs?

2. Explain Downs' first friendly encounter with the Vietnamese villagers.

3. What is the issue with convoys traveling by the established road? What were the orders issued to the men?

4. When is the platoon moved from the area? Where are they taken to set up a new base camp?

5. Discuss Downs' situation at the base camp. Where is it located? What is the name of the platoon?

6. Describe the scene that takes place on November 13th. What types of weapons are involved in the conflict? What type of shelter is available for the soldiers?

7. What is the issue with convoys traveling by the established road? What were the orders issued to the men?

8. Describe the people confronted in one of the villages. What happens to them?

9. What is Downs' rank? Where does Downs go on his first assignment?

10. Describe the others at the camp, including Downs' meetings with other soldiers and superiors.

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