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. What animal does the platoon run into after Curt Lemon's death?
(a) Baby goat
(b) Baby water buffalo
(c) Baby snake
(d) Baby deer

2. According to the narrator, what is a characteristic of a "true war story?"
(a) There is no moral ending
(b) There is a lesson at the end
(c) Someone dies in it
(d) It takes place during a battle

3. Who does Tim credit with saving his life?
(a) Elroy Berdahl
(b) Aunt Jean
(c) His father
(d) Mitchell Sanders

4. Martha became a trained __________.
(a) Doctor
(b) Writer
(c) Teacher
(d) Nurse

5. What does Rat Kiley do first to the baby water buffalo?
(a) Takes it for a walk
(b) Offers it pork and beans
(c) Shoots it in the knee
(d) Shoots it in the head

Short Answer Questions

1. How much money is the "Emergency Fund" envelope?

2. What does Dave Jensen ask Lee Strunk?

3. How does Jimmy ask Tim to portray him in the book he is writing?

4. What is another name for a land mine?

5. How do we know the narrator is the author, Tim O'Brien?

(see the answer key)

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