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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When did Emily first meet Willi Varig?
(a) Twenty years before the birth of their child.
(b) Ten years after WWII.
(c) In hgih school.
(d) Two years after they were married.

2. In Murderers, who runs the camp to which the narrator goes in New Jersey?
(a) Camp counselors.
(b) WWII veterans.
(c) Musicians.
(d) Marsha Bernstein's father.

3. What does the priest say to his mother when he sees her?
(a) "It is too noisy out here to talk."
(b) "Do not kiss me in public, it is embarrassing."
(c) "Let us go inside for a hug and a kiss."
(d) "I will kiss you on the cheek but do not touch me."

4. What do Michael and Delores first find they have in common?
(a) They both have cats.
(b) They both were married twice before.
(c) They both own guns.
(d) They both loved Italian food.

5. What do the two men who come to visit Gunther leave with him as they go?
(a) Twenty thousand dollars in cash.
(b) Their Mercedes.
(c) Their standard poodle George.
(d) A check for good-faith money for the movie.

Short Answer Questions

1. In his dream, what does the priest see the soldier do?

2. What advise does the speaker in Girl give about bread?

3. What is the young girl carrying with her on the first day?

4. To whom was Robert married?

5. In Minor Heroism, who is posing in the famous picture with the narrator's father?

(see the answer key)

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