The Things They Carried Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

Tim O'Brien
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is one thing Dave Jensen and Lee Strunk are NOT described as doing together?
(a) Share a foxhole
(b) Team up on ambushes
(c) Take turns on night guard duty
(d) Play cards together

2. Which limb does Lee Strunk lose?
(a) Left leg
(b) Left arm
(c) Right leg
(d) Right arm

3. How do we know the narrator is the author, Tim O'Brien?
(a) The narrator gives part of the royalties to Ted Lavender's family
(b) Rat Kiley asks Tim to write a book
(c) The narrator says he wants to write a story about all of this
(d) Jimmy Cross gives him money

4. Because he is a coward, what does Tim do?
(a) He goes to war
(b) He joins the Peace Corps
(c) He runs away
(d) He hurts himself

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What changed in late August between Lee Strunk and Dave Jensen?

2. Which item doubled as a body bag?

3. What does Dave Jensen borrow?

4. Which man cut off the thumb of a dead Viet-Cong boy?

5. If you follow the dink, you stay in the _____________.

(see the answer key)

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