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Tim O'Brien
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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 does O'Brien think will happen to him in the rainforest in Vietnam?
(a) Bullied by his commanders
(b) Death
(c) Forced to complete activities he disagrees with
(d) Lose his morals

2. Where does O'Brien say is the only place that Alpha Companies friendships are deep?
(a) While marching
(b) When someone is killed
(c) Foxholes
(d) While on R&R

3. When does O'Brien execute his plan to desert infantry training?
(a) Christmas break
(b) Thanksgiving break
(c) Spring break
(d) Summer break

4. Which of the following describes the nickname for the time period in which O'Brien was born?
(a) Depression
(b) Baby boom
(c) Cold war
(d) Holocaust

5. Which of the following adjectives best describes O'Brien's childhood?
(a) Sad
(b) Happy
(c) In constant turmoil
(d) Abnormal

Short Answer Questions

1. What does O'Brien experience for the first time in chapter nine?

2. In which state was O'Brien raised?

3. Which of the following was one of O'Brien's common winter activities?

4. What does O'Brien struggle with throughout the summer?

5. What is the name of O'Brien's company?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does O'Brien feel about leaving Vietnam?

2. How does O'Brien feel about his new job?

3. Why doesn't Bates or O'Brien do anything about the old men being tied to the trees?

4. How does O'Brien obtain his passport and shot records?

5. Describe the backdrop for O'Brien's upbringing.

6. Why can't the soldiers easily recognize the enemy?

7. What is sometimes the cause of the explosive ordinance attacks?

8. Why is the white first sergeant fragged?

9. What does O'Brien do on his long nocturnal walks?

10. How have things changed for Alpha Company?

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