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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. Who issues the order to let the men go?
(a) Sells.
(b) Hunter.
(c) Downs.
(d) Rueto.

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

3. How many of the civilians get away?
(a) 3.
(b) 2.
(c) 4.
(d) 1.

4. What is the name of the man that took over for RTO Mann?
(a) Jose.
(b) Sells.
(c) Muto.
(d) Rueto.

5. After the remaining Vietcong flee, the Americans discover two _____ concealed in a bunker.
(a) Crates of weapons.
(b) Prisoners.
(c) Mortars.
(d) Topographical maps.

Short Answer Questions

1. Downs convinces soldiers that he is a ____.

2. Back at the camp Sells orders Downs to hike _____ kilometers south of the bridge.

3. What items are taken when the soldiers search the huts?

4. In a funny scene Downs decides to assist a man who has been in an accident with a _____.

5. Downs wants to leave the area but is ordered to stay by _______.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Explain the scene in which the Alpha Company engages in a large scale battle.

6. What happens to a soldier from the Alpha Company's 3-6 platoon?

7. What is the irony surrounding the major injuries sustained by Downs?

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

9. How is the platoon separated? Who are the leaders? What happens shortly after the separation? What is Downs' reaction to the conflict?

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

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