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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. How did Helen get into the field without Darrow?
(a) She found a Lieutenant who was sympathetic.
(b) Taking army journalist junkets.
(c) She followed soldiers in a taxi.
(d) She forged press credentials.

2. Why is Helen worried when she does not hear from Darrow?
(a) She is afraid he has been killed.
(b) She needs him to get out into the field.
(c) She thinks she might be pregnant.
(d) She worries about their relationship.

3. What happens to MacCrae a few weeks after Helen meets him?
(a) He is killed.
(b) He loses his sight.
(c) He is transferred to Cambodia.
(d) He is sent home.

4. Why is Saigon in chaos?
(a) The Comnmunists are on the outskirts of the city.
(b) There is an ongoing drought.
(c) The Americans have surrounded the city.
(d) The mayor of Saigon has died.

5. Why is Helen rushing to meet Robert?
(a) He is going to take her to a battle.
(b) She is late for a date with him.
(c) He has film for her.
(d) He knows something about her brother.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Linh feel Helen is doing to him?

2. In what kind of unit was Helen's brother?

3. Where do Helen and Linh go?

4. What is Helen's first assignment from Gary?

5. What does Darrow call Helen when he meets her?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Helen stopped on the street and what happens when she is stopped?

2. What happens when Helen and Linh arrive at the embassy?

3. What happens when Linh meets his first American?

4. What is Helen doing in the streets of Saigon when the novel opens and what does she see and do?

5. Why did Helen's brother go to Vietnam?

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

7. Why does Darrow worry about Helen?

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

9. Who does Helen meet in the Special Forces and what does she learn from him and what happens to him?

10. How does Helen survive in Saigon without Darrow?

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