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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On what occasion does Rat Kiley write a letter to a man's sister?
(a) The man is coming home safely
(b) The man was captured
(c) The man was promoted
(d) The man died

2. Where does Jimmy Cross stay while he visits Tim?
(a) He lives next door
(b) A hotel
(c) The nearby army base
(d) Tim's guest room

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

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

5. Who are the men order to see?
(a) The company commander
(b) The doctor
(c) The psychologist
(d) The dentist

6. Mitchell Sanders sent what in his letter to the Ohio Draft Board?
(a) Body lice
(b) Letters home
(c) Photographs
(d) A dead boy's thumb

7. What company are the men in?
(a) Bravo Company
(b) Charlie Company
(c) Delta Company
(d) Alpha Company

8. What game do Henry Dobbins and Norman Bowker play?
(a) Cards
(b) 20 Questions
(c) Checkers
(d) Rock, Paper, Scissors

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

10. What is another name for a land mine?
(a) Toe Popper
(b) Last Step
(c) Kaboom
(d) Sizzling Sally

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

12. After his first episode with the dentist, what did Curt Lemon do?
(a) Volunteer to go out on patrol
(b) Sit by himself under a tree
(c) Play a game of checkers
(d) Go for a swim

13. What does Mitchell Sanders call 'Nam'?
(a) Garden of Evil
(b) Garden of Eden
(c) Heaven
(d) Hell

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

15. In what year was the college reunion where Jimmy Cross reunited with Martha?
(a) 1969
(b) 1949
(c) 1989
(d) 1979

Short Answer Questions

1. Who gets into a fist fight?

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

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

4. What does Dave Jensen ask Lee Strunk?

5. Which limb does Lee Strunk lose?

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