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 is O'Brien's dream war job?

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

3. What stands in the center of the refugee camp?

4. Which of the following best describes how O'Brien feels about Captain Johansen?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Alpha Company do for protection at night?

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

3. How does O'Brien feel about his new job?

4. What surprised the soldiers about the way the female Viet Cong soldier died?

5. How would you classify Major Callicles mental state?

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

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

8. What does O'Brien say ruins a man's psyche?

9. Why are the soldiers so angry?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay making a personal judgment on the Vietnam War based on O'Brien's experience. Do you believe O'Brien feels the war was justified? Do you believe that O'Brien feels his own actions were justified? Do you believe O'Brien feels the actions of the others he knew during his time in the war were justified?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay describing in what way you believe O'Brien demonstrated courage. Do you believe he would characterize the same events as courageous? Why or why not? Use specific examples from the text.

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