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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 _____ platoon of Alpha Company meets up with Downs' troops.
(a) 1st.
(b) 2nd.
(c) 3rd.
(d) 4th.

2. Which of the soldiers becomes isolated from the rest of the platoon?
(a) Muto.
(b) Downs.
(c) Sells.
(d) Rueto.

3. Who issues a new plan to Downs via radio?
(a) Rueto.
(b) Sells.
(c) Schaldenbrand.
(d) Delta-Six.

4. Aircraft from which group flies overhead during the battle?
(a) ARVN.
(b) NVA.
(c) Vietnamese police.
(d) American military intelligence.

5. One of the men falls ___ feet and stops breathing.
(a) 50.
(b) 40.
(c) 20.
(d) 10.

Short Answer Questions

1. Downs wonders why the _____ have to do so little and Downs' platoon works hard to fight.

2. The bridge previously guarded by the men is located on which highway?

3. The men are suddenly involved in a battle with how many Vietcong soldiers?

4. How many men are in the platoon at this time?

5. Downs accidentally steps on what type of a trap?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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