The Things They Carried Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

Tim O'Brien
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 10.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Elroy do to tempt Tim to run away?
(a) He gives Tim a contact to call in Canada
(b) He takes Tim fishing right by the border
(c) He speaks out against the war
(d) He promises to lead Tim into Canada

2. What is Dave Jensen's decision with regard to the pact he made with Lee Strunk?
(a) He promises to smother him in the hospital
(b) He shoots him in the head with a pistol
(c) He loosens the tourniquet so he bleeds to death
(d) He does not kill him.

3. What is Dave Jensen worried about?
(a) Lee Strunk will shoot him
(b) Lee Strunk will retaliate
(c) He will step on a booby trap
(d) The rest of the platoon will kill him

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

5. What was Curt Lemon's bad experience in high school?
(a) A bad experience with a dentist
(b) A bad experience with a doctor
(c) A bad experience with a girlfriend
(d) A bad experience with a principal

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Where does Jimmy Cross stay while he visits Tim?

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

5. Who is the narrator talking about in Chapter 8, The Dentist?

(see the answer key)

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