The Things They Carried Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

Tim O'Brien
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 21.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What Army position did the narrator hold?
(a) Lieutenant
(b) Foot soldier
(c) Pilot
(d) Radio man

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

3. How does the narrator find relief from his feelings about the war?
(a) He visits VA hospitals
(b) He works out
(c) He writes stories
(d) He cries

4. Which of the following is NOT a way the men resupplied the things they carried?
(a) Mail
(b) Scavenging from fallen enemies
(c) Supply chopper
(d) Supply tent

5. What is the name of Tim's daughter?
(a) Martha
(b) Mary Anne
(c) Kathleen
(d) Susan

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What question of Kathleen's does Tim have a hard time finding an answer to?

3. Who is the boyfriend of Mary Anne Bell?

4. What did he do that night after he fainted in the dentist tent?

5. How many years has it been since the war for the author, at the time of writing the novel?

(see the answer key)

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