The Things They Carried Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

Tim O'Brien
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 13.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What personality does Curt Lemon put out for others to see according to the narrator?
(a) A tough soldier, always puffing himself up
(b) A scared young man, always taking drugs to stay relaxed
(c) A big prankster, always pulling tricks on members of the platoon
(d) A de facto leader, always reminding the guys of SOP

2. When Kiowa says "No choice, Tim. What else could you do?" what can we assume he is talking about?
(a) A man Tim killed
(b) Tim forgot to warn the platoon about a land mine he saw
(c) Tim's girlfriend wrote a letter to say she was seeing someone else
(d) Tim running away

3. If you follow the dink, you stay in the _____________.
(a) pink
(b) sink
(c) rink
(d) stink

4. Who kills Tim Lavender's stray puppy with a Claymore?
(a) Curt Lemon
(b) Azar
(c) Kiowa
(d) Rat Kiley

5. What did he do that night after he fainted in the dentist tent?
(a) He woke the dentist up and told him a tooth hurt
(b) He ran out into the jungle and never came back
(c) He went nuts and shot his gun in the air
(d) He attacked the dentist while he slept

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Dave Jensen do when he snaps?

2. What does Tim think would have happened if he ignored the man on the trail?

3. What does he call the object around his neck?

4. What is the name of the area the men are in?

5. Before going out on ambush patrol, what does Henry Dobbins wrap around his neck?

(see the answer key)

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