The Things They Carried Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Tim O'Brien
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong?
(a) Kathleen
(b) Sally Kramer
(c) Mary Anne Bell
(d) Martha

2. When was Ted Lavender killed outside of the village Than Khe?
(a) First week of August
(b) First week of April
(c) Middle of April
(d) Middle of August

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

4. Who did the monks take a special liking to and call "Soldier Jesus?"
(a) The narrator
(b) Henry Dobbins
(c) Kiowa
(d) Lt. Cross

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

6. Which man cut off the thumb of a dead Viet-Cong boy?
(a) Mitchell Sanders
(b) Kiowa
(c) Rat Kiley
(d) Norman Bowker

7. How did Dave Jensen and Lee Strunk agree on the pact?
(a) They wrote it on paper and signed it
(b) They asked Lt. Cross to witness it
(c) The spit shook on it
(d) They became blood brothers

8. What happens to Lee Strunk?
(a) He lives with Dave Jensen after the war
(b) He dies in a helicopter crash
(c) He dies on the operating table
(d) He lives and is reassigned to a supply command

9. Why is Kiowa against camping at the pagoda?
(a) Because the enemy took all the valuable supplies
(b) Because it isn't strategic
(c) Because it is disrespectful to religion
(d) Because the monks won't let an Indian sleep inside their walls

10. Which is not a benefit of being stationed in the area?
(a) Friendly villages
(b) White beaches
(c) Palm trees
(d) Communications to call home

11. Who shares the story of the girlfriend in Vietnam?
(a) Mitchell Sanders
(b) Curt Lemon
(c) Rat Kiley
(d) Dave Jensen

12. Why was Curt Lemon "all smiles" the next morning?
(a) To make everyone know how great he was at killing Viet Cong
(b) To celebrate his attack on the dentist
(c) To show off the tooth he had pulled
(d) To keep from laughing at the rest of the platoon

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

14. How did the jackknife incident change the relationship between Dave Jensen and Lee Strunk?
(a) They hated each other
(b) They instantly became best friends
(c) They trusted each other
(d) The avoided each other

15. What does Rat Kiley do to treat Lee Strunk's injury?
(a) Caterizes the wound
(b) Gives him a cigarette and tells him not to worry
(c) A tourniquet and morphine
(d) Asks the men to donate blood

Short Answer Questions

1. "Hump it" means what?

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

3. What does Dave Jensen do with the pistol?

4. What year does Tim graduate college?

5. What holiday did Curt Lemon celebrate with the villagers?

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