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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. Back at the camp Sells orders Downs to hike _____ kilometers south of the bridge.
(a) 2.
(b) 5.
(c) 3.
(d) 6.

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

3. The men are suddenly involved in a battle with how many Vietcong soldiers?
(a) 60.
(b) 40.
(c) 55.
(d) 70.

4. How many Vietcong were shot and killed by soldiers in the helicopter?
(a) 6.
(b) 8.
(c) 4.
(d) 5.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How is Downs spared from being caught and killed?

2. The troops are flown farther north near what large body of water?

3. The _____ platoon of Alpha Company meets up with Downs' troops.

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

5. What is the name of the commander that replaced Schaldenbrand?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain Downs' escape and the attack on the other men.

2. What happens to the wounded men? What can the soldiers do to save them?

3. Explain the near miss experienced by Lt. Downs in the middle of the jungle.

4. How and why is Downs rewarded for his actions in the field?

5. Discuss Downs' opinion of the base camp and area surrounding Pleiku.

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

7. Who arrives to assist the soldiers? What happens during the operation?

8. 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?

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

10. Where is the Tam Ky province? How is it similar to the old base camp outside Duc Pho?

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