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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. What approximate age is the man in the bunker?
(a) 30.
(b) 20.
(c) 50.
(d) 40.

2. Downs' platoon is split into how many parts?
(a) 5.
(b) 2.
(c) 3.
(d) 4.

3. In a funny scene Downs decides to assist a man who has been in an accident with a _____.
(a) Tank.
(b) Bicycle.
(c) Jeep.
(d) Cow.

4. Which group is quickly executed?
(a) Farmers.
(b) Animals.
(c) Police.
(d) Children.

5. Downs and his platoon return to which camp?
(a) Base Camp Montezuma.
(b) Firebase Pleiku.
(c) Riverside command station.
(d) Cho-Hui firebase.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many Vietcong were shot and killed by soldiers in the helicopter?

2. Downs decides to take the time off to fly to which location?

3. The platoon decides to stop by two _____.

4. What unfortunate incident happens to Downs when he must face an enemy.

5. As they descend from the top of the mountain many men are attacked by which of the following:

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Downs angry when Sells releases the two men hiding in the bunker?

2. Explain the trip to the area around the Tam Ky province. What is the general atmosphere of the area.

3. Discuss Downs' state of mind at this stage of the war. What objections does Downs have about the way the mission is being operated?

4. What incident takes place involving the seven civilians? What is the attitude of the soldiers on both sides?

5. The day after the conflict, there is another ambush. Who is ambushed? The recent events cause the men to have what realization? What is the reaction of the soldiers?

6. Where are the American soldiers sent to next?

7. What are some of Downs' ongoing complaints regarding the ARVN?

8. The American soldiers stumble upon a Vietcong camp. Describe what happens next.

9. What is the plan issued to Downs by Captain Sells?

10. Discuss at least one way in which the American soldiers can attack the Vietcong without being located.

(see the answer keys)

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