Forrest Gump questions?
My teacher printed off a question work sheet for the movie Forreat Gump movie but I missed school for being sick and didn't see the movie in class. Heres the link to the work sheet. http://cappielloshistoryclass.weebly.com/uploads/8...
Help me out, this is a test grade.
- HoneyBunnyLv 76 years agoFavorite Answer
Fortunately, I have an old copy of this movie on VHS to refer to so here it goes:
1. He was awarded a football scholarship.
2. University of Alabama; the football team had a winning streak when their coach was Bear Bryant.
3. The "coons" were the African American students who wanted to attend classes on the Mobile campus of the University of Alabama but George Wallace led a protest. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stand_in_the_Schoolho...
5. Co-ed college is a college that has both girls and boys; they can share the same dorm.
6. Gump follows directions exactly as given and he demonstrated that he can assemble and disassemble his rile with lightning speed. "Girls, what is your sole purpose in this army?" Gump: "To do whatever you tell me, Drill Sargent!"
7. Gump's Army buddy, Bubba, who was killed in Vietnam.
8. Gump: "It's a whole other country."
9. Jennie: "If you are ever in trouble, don't try to be brave. You just run, run away, okay?"
11. It was hot, thick jungle foliage, swamps to cross, fox holes to check out, rain
12. Lt. Dan says something like: "Stick with me. Learn from the other guys who have been here in this country for awhile, and wear the army-issued green socks, changing them every time we stop, and keep your feet dry."
13. All of his forefathers had fought and died in every previous American war so he thinks he should have died in Vietnam. But Gump rescued him.
14. "Charlie" -- 1965 in Vietnam War U.S. military slang for "Vietcong, Vietcong soldier," probably suggested by Victor Charlie, military communication code for V.C. (as abbreviation of Viet Cong), perhaps strengthened by World War II slang use of Charlie for Japanese soldiers.
15. Napalm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napalm
Later, it was found to cause the soldiers many chronic illnesses.
16. Ping-Pong Diplomacy?
17. Nixon was president from 1969 to 1974.
18. End the war in Vietnam and bring our troops home.
19. The Black Panthers
20. The Black Panthers were started in 1966. Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Panther_Party
21. The Vietnam Day March was the ultimate achievement of the Vietnam Day Committee. The committee was formed on May 22, 1965 during a two-day-long protest of the Vietnam War on the Berkeley campus. The march occurred on November 21, 1965. After several failed attempts due to blockades by police and the National Guard, the Vietnam day committee was able to organize a march through the streets of Oakland, California. This march was monumental, as over 10,000 people marched showing their protest of the war, thus making it the first large-scale demonstration of negative public opinion of the Vietnam War.
22. Smoking pot was often used.
23. Astronauts first walked on the moon in 1969..
24. Captain Kangaroo (not Kaptain Kangaroo) was on the American television network CBS for nearly 30 years, from October 3, 1955 until December 8, 1984 . It was a very popular children's program that included cartoons. songs, skits, etc.
25. John Lennon (not Lenin) was one of the original Beatles and became known later for writing and singing his own songs 'til he was murdered.
26. The war went on for many, many years and did not have the support of the American people. WWII only lasted four years, in comparison., and people here in the U.S. had relatives that were in the war or affected by the war in some way.
27. Lt. Dan didn't believe, at first, that Gump would ever actually own a shrimping boat and that he would ever be able to board and sail the boat with him because of Dan's bilateral, lower-extremity amputations. So he, initially, was joking about being his first mate. Then Forrest wrote him a letter and said that he was now the 'captain' of his own boat. As promised, Dan met him on the dock and said he was agreeable to being his first mate.
28. Jenny (not Jennie)
29. Jenny became lost. She had had a difficult childhood since she was molested by her drunken father and had no mother. She started experimenting with drugs, associating with the wrong people, etc. She gave up her dream of being a famous folk singer like Joan Baez.
30. Hurricane Carmen was a major Atlantic hurricane that made landfall on the US coast of the Gulf of Mexico in early September 1974.
31. In the film, the hurricane, essentially, decimated the shrimping industry of Bayou La Batre, Alabama. Forrest Gump's boat Jenny was at sea at the time of the hurricane. It suffered the worst of the storm, but was not destroyed by being blown on land like other boats. Forrest's business, initially very slow, came to prosper after the hurricane eliminated much competition.
32. Apple, Apple Computers, that is. Kind of a joke.
33. Forrest gave a large sum to the Foursquare Baptist Gospel Church, another large sum to the Bayou La Batre Fishing Hospital -- a medical center in Bayou La Batre that was named after Forrest Gump, and Bubba's share of the shrimping business to Bubba's mother so she could quit being a maid and cook.
34. It is not said in the movie but it's evident that Jenny contracts AIDS.
35. NIKE -- The Nike Cortez shoes, with their streamlined features and herringbone style soles, might have looked cutting edge when they first went on the market back in 1972. The company was founded on January 25, 1964, as Blue Ribbon Sports, by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight, and officially became Nike, Inc. on May 30, 1971.
- Anonymous5 years ago
1. Paul "Bear" Bryant of Alabama 2. Asia in general. Not sure where, specifically. Asians are well-known ping pong champions. 3. John Lennon 4. Watergate hotel. The Watergate break-in. 5. At least 2. George Wallace. John Lennon. Maybe John Kennedy also. 6. The "smiley face."
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- JasonLv 76 years ago
how could you have not seen Gump
US modern history brought to life
Im not doing your homework .. jesus
if you were legitimately off sick ask for an extension or an alternate assessment
- antoniaLv 45 years ago
so happy that I found this topic already answered! Its like you've read my mind!