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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the police show John a picture of when questioning him about Pam's death?
2. What is Zacharias trained to give when captured and interrogated by the enemy?
3. What is the name of John's nurse who he opens up to after Pam's death?
4. What hospital is John taken to after he is shot and Pam is taken?
5. What does John tell Pam after she asks him how he feels about her having a drug problem?
Short Essay Questions
1. How are the briefings of marines at Camp LeJeune and Camp Pendleton described in the book?
2. Why is Frank Allen not allowed to question John in regard to Pam's death?
3. How is Oreza's drug bust on a boat described in Chapter 9?
4. How is John's wardrobe full of dark clothing described?
5. How does John act toward Sandy after running into her in Chapter 12?
6. What happens when John and the Rosens confront Pam about the Quaaludes they found in her bag?
7. How is John able to lease Battery Island?
8. What is the nature of Admiral Maxwell's visit to John on Battery Island?
9. How do John and Pam try to escape Billy when he follows them in a red Roadrunner?
10. What does Sarah tell John that she would like to do for Pam in regard to her drug addiction?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Examine the portrayal of war in the book. What role does the Vietnam War play? What appears to be the author's opinion of this war?
Essay Topic 2
The concept of remorse is a significant part of the story and is even the subject of the book's title.
Part 1.) Does John appear to have any remorse for his actions towards Henry's drug thugs and enemies in war?
Part 2.) What correlation does being remorseful have in terms of acting with humanity? Does John lack the ability to be humane, or did he think he was helping the greater good by killing others?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the presence of treachery in the book. How is Zacharias' treachery different from Charon's? How does the author present treachery as something that is sometimes unavoidable or easily manipulated?
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