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 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 2

Write an essay comparing Captain Smith and Major Callicles. In what ways are they similar? In what ways are they different? Which character do you believe you are most like? Why? Use specific examples from the text to support your writing.

Essay Topic 3

Write a letter to a congressman penned by O'Brien after he returned to America from his tour in Vietnam. Be sure to include his strong feelings, beliefs and reasons behind these beliefs and feelings.

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