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

Tim O'Brien
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Alpha company come across in chapter twelve?

2. What does the letters AWOL stand for?

3. Which of the following is not a synonym for the term lament?

4. Why is Pinkville referred to by this name?

5. Which of the following characters replaces Captain Johansen?

Short Essay Questions

1. What similarity to the soldiers' situation does the Captain draw for the scout?

2. How would you classify Major Callicles mental state?

3. How does O'Brien feel about himself?

4. What event does O'Brien tell Erik he witnessed recently in the letter he sends him?

5. Why is the white first sergeant fragged?

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

7. Why does Major Callicles try to humiliate O'Brien?

8. How does the Vietnamese scout feel about the soldiers for which he is scouting?

9. Why are the soldiers so angry?

10. What happens to the old men after they are tied to the tree all night?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay describing how you are similar to O'Brien. Use many complete details and include a personal response as to why you feel that way.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay about Captain Johansan as the leader of Alpha Company as if he had remained throughout all of O'Brien's tour in Vietnam. Do you think some of the actions that the members of Alpha Company did after he had left would still have happened if Captain Johansan had stayed? Why or why not?

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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