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 expressing your own personal feelings about O'Brien's experience in Vietnam in relation to his own feelings. How has your understanding of the Vietnam war changed? In what ways can you relate to how O'Brien felt during his time in the war?

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay describing how Plato's writing can be considered the backbone of this novel. Do you believe the writing of Plato is still relevant in today's society? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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