The Things They Carried Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

Tim O'Brien
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happened in October to change things for Dave Jensen and Lee Strunk?
(a) Dave Jensen steps on a rigged mortar round
(b) Lee Strunk steps on a rigged mortar round
(c) Dave Jensen is hit by sniper fire
(d) Lee Strunk is hit by sniper fire

2. Where is Tim's first job after college?
(a) At a vacation resort
(b) At an office for McCarthy's campaign
(c) At a grocery store
(d) At a pig slaughter factory

3. What do the men call plane rides home to America?
(a) Liberty lifts
(b) Home runs
(c) Freedom birds
(d) Chopper catch

4. How does Jimmy ask Tim to portray him in the book he is writing?
(a) Brave and handsome
(b) Mean and strict
(c) Smart and crafty
(d) Heroic and courageous

5. How old is Tim O'Brien when he wrote the book?
(a) 55
(b) 62
(c) 21
(d) 43

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Dave Jensen do when he snaps?

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

3. What part of Lee Strunk's body is broken?

4. "If you weren't humping, you were __________."

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

(see the answer key)

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