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Tim O'Brien
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Eleanor Wade say about her son?
(a) That he would pay the money he owed.
(b) That he was not a liar.
(c) That he couldn't have hurt Kathy.
(d) That he was brave and intelligent.

2. How does John describe his memory of the night of the boiling water?
(a) Insane.
(b) Spotty.
(c) Crystal clear.
(d) Disjointed.

3. What does John wonder about after Kathy has gone missing?
(a) What would have happened if they'd made love.
(b) Where he could go to escape suspicion for her disappearance.
(c) Whether Kathy had been having an affair.
(d) What Kathy thought of him.

4. What time did John get up after the night of the boiling plants?
(a) Afternoon.
(b) Nine.
(c) Noon.
(d) Six.

5. What did John say about the thing he arranged for Kathy?
(a) It was bad timing.
(b) It was worth the separation.
(c) It was the best way.
(d) It was good for her character.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the relationship between Arthur Lux and Vinny Pearson?

2. What does John think Kathy thinks of him?

3. What happened to soldier Weatherby?

4. What does Kathy say in the letter John gets in Chapter 13, "The Nature of the Beast"?

5. How old is Kathy at the beginning of In the Lake of the Woods?

Short Essay Questions

1. What limits are imposed on the omniscience of the narrator?

2. What did John tell himself about what he did to Weatherby?

3. What happens shortly after John got this letter from Kathy?

4. How well are John and Kathy doing, at coping with events?

5. What was John's experience of Vietnam like, and what did Weatherby have to do with his experience?

6. What does Kathy tell John in a letter to him in Vietnam?

7. Describe John's relationship with his father.

8. Describe the effect of reading In the Lake of the Woods.

9. Where does the narrator says that Kathy might have gone in his hypothesis in Chapter 9?

10. How does Kathy die in the hypothesis in Chapter 14?

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