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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. With whom must any soldier who wishes to meet with the battalion commander meet with prior to being allowed to meet with the battalion commander?
(a) Chaplain
(b) Morale officer
(c) Commander's secretary
(d) Drill sergeant

2. To which company is O'Brien first assigned?
(a) Gator
(b) Combat
(c) Bravo
(d) Alpha

3. What does O'Brien help Alpha company do the day after the nighttime attack?
(a) Hunt for those that attacked them
(b) Search for mines
(c) Gather the bodies of the dead
(d) Surprise the Viet Cong

4. Which of the following characters often spends time telling jokes?
(a) Mike
(b) Charlie
(c) Barney
(d) O'Brien

5. Which of the following is the literary term for when O'Brien keeps adding elements from events which happened prior to those he is describing?
(a) Past Regression
(b) Alliteration
(c) Irony
(d) Flashback

Short Answer Questions

1. How long did Erik sign up for at the end of basic training?

2. Which of the following is the best definition of the term shorn as used in the following sentence? Everyone is sober, shaven and shorn after raising their hands and reciting an oath.

3. Which of the following is not an accurate description of the days in O'Brien's company?

4. Which of the following describes the nickname for the time period in which O'Brien was born?

5. Which term means to march with items such as a pack or some military supplies?

Short Essay Questions

1. When does O'Brien become a true soldier?

2. What do the soldiers do that provokes a few Viet Cong hiding in the jungle to open fire before disappearing into the jungle?

3. In what way do Erik and O'Brien catch the attention of the drill sergeant?

4. What is O'Brien's moral dilemma?

5. Why does the Chaplain disappoint O'Brien?

6. The Starlight scope is what kind of technology?

7. To whom does O'Brien write as he continues his plan to desert to Sweden?

8. How does O'Brien spend his last summer before starting basic training?

9. Why does the smoke from Tri Binh 4 trouble O'Brien?

10. What do the members of Alpha Company do that is ignoring the orders from their officers?

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