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Apocalypse Now

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1. 1 . Which war provides the backdrop for Apocalypse Now?

2. 2 . What or whom do Chef and Willard encounter in the jungle?

3. 3 . Who opens fire on the Vietnamese sampan?

4. 4 . For what is Willard’s journey a metaphor?

5. 5 . Who directed Apocalypse Now?

6. 6 . On which work of literature is Apocalypse Now based?

7. 7 . The narrative takes place largely on what river?

8. 8 . Why does the USO show end so soon?

9. 9 . Who or what kills Chief?

10. 10 . What does Kurtz throw into Willard’s lap while Willard is imprisoned?

11. 11 . Which poet is quoted by both Kurtz and the photojournalist?

12. 12 . What are the Montagnards doing while Kurtz is being killed?

13. 13 . Where was the film shot?

14. 14 . What did Lance do in California before the war?

15. 15 . Who loves the smell of napalm in the morning?

16. 16 . What is the film’s climax?

17. 17 . Where is Kurtz located?

18. 18 . What song does Kilgore blast from his helicopters during the air strike?

19. 19 . Who kills the injured Vietnamese woman on the sampan?

20. 20 . What are Kurtz’s last words?

21. 21 . What is Clean listening to when he gets shot?

22. 22 . Where does Willard find Lance after he kills Kurtz?

23. 23 . When the film starts, Willard is:

24. 24 . What is Willard’s mission?

25. 25 . At Kurtz’s compound, what does Willard tell Chef to do if he doesn’t return by a specified hour?

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