If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Tim O'Brien
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following ways is not one of the ways O'Brien and Bates get through the holidays?

2. What happens to Alpha Company as they are half way across the marsh?

3. Courage without wisdom is what, according to O'Brien's interpretation of Plato?

4. Who orders the village to be searched after they find a Viet Cong rifle?

5. Which of the following is not an accurate description of guerrilla warfare?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay describing what you believe is the most courageous act within the novel. Why do you consider this the most courageous act? What was the most cowardly act of the novel? Why do you consider this the most cowardly act?

Essay Topic 2

Write a biography of O'Brien's time in Vietnam. Why was O'Brien opposed to the Vietnam war? How did his feelings change? In what ways did they remain the same?

Essay Topic 3

Choose two characters from the novel and write a comparative essay about these two characters using information from the novel as the basis for your comparison. At the end of your comparison, choose one of the characters which you feel you are most like and why you believe that is the case.

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