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Tatjana Soli
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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 did Linh do before he was drafted into the army?
(a) He was a writer and a poet.
(b) He was a lawyer.
(c) He was a farmer.
(d) He was a banker.

2. Why did Michael go to Vietnam?
(a) He was drafted.
(b) To follow in his father's footsteps.
(c) To help stop the war from the inside.
(d) To stop communism.

3. What does Helen give Chuong?
(a) Food.
(b) Money.
(c) Her film.
(d) A pass to get on a plane.

4. Why do Helen's bags remained packed in the motel room?
(a) She is too lazy to unpack them.
(b) She does not know where she is going next.
(c) She thinks she should leave Vietnam.
(d) She does not trust the motel staff.

5. What does a soldier say about the Vietnamese and life?
(a) They believe life is sacred.
(b) They have no life with the war in their country.
(c) Nothing is said about the Vietnamese and life.
(d) They do not value it like Americans.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Helen hear when she wakes that morning?

2. What is Helen's brother's name?

3. What happens when the men in the book in question #1 eat the Lotus Flower?

4. What does Helen find as she is returning to her apartment?

5. What job does Helen have in Saigon?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens and who does Helen meet the first time she goes into the field with Darrow?

2. How does Helen meet Annick and what happens when she does?

3. What does Helen do with her bags in the motel and why does she do it?

4. How does Helen meet Darrow and what happens when she does?

5. How does Helen finally get to be seen like one of the boys?

6. What happens to Linh after Helen leaves him and what does Linh think about the events of the day?

7. What happens when Linh meets his first American?

8. What have Helen and Linh been doing for three years and why?

9. How does Linh end up working for the North?

10. Why does Darrow worry about Helen?

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