The Things They Carried Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

Tim O'Brien
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is a war story NOT about?
(a) Teaching a lesson
(b) Peole who never listen
(c) Sorrow
(d) Love and memory

3. How does the sister respond to Rat Kiley's letter?
(a) She asks Rat to visit
(b) She thanks Rat for the letter
(c) She starts writing Rat love letters
(d) She never writes back

4. What year does Tim graduate college?
(a) 1988
(b) 1948
(c) 1958
(d) 1968

5. What are Tim's duties at the pig factory?
(a) Cleaner
(b) Declotter
(c) Throat cutter
(d) Packager

Short Answer Questions

1. Norman Bowker's father only cares about what?

2. Who kills Tim Lavender's stray puppy with a Claymore?

3. How does Tim join the army?

4. According to the narrator, what is a characteristic of a "true war story?"

5. What does Elroy do to tempt Tim to run away?

(see the answer key)

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