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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 wants to execute the men in the bunker?
(a) Downs.
(b) Muto.
(c) Sells.
(d) Bell.

2. How many men are in the platoon at this time?
(a) 25.
(b) 30.
(c) 50.
(d) 20.

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

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

5. The patrol is sent out not to fight but to locate:
(a) A place to land a helicopter.
(b) Water.
(c) A new base site.
(d) Food.

Short Answer Questions

1. This section begins with which company engaging in a fierce battle?

2. Where do the people search for usable items?

3. Who serves as the point man on the next patrol?

4. The soldier manages to dive behind a ____ to keep from being shot.

5. What word is best used to describe the Army people encountered by Downs at the mess hall?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Sells sends Downs and his men on a foot patrol. Where does Sells send the men? What change has there been in personnel?

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

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

10. Where are the American soldiers sent to next?

(see the answer keys)

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