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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. What year does Tim graduate college?
(a) 1968
(b) 1948
(c) 1988
(d) 1958

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

3. Martha became a trained __________.
(a) Writer
(b) Teacher
(c) Doctor
(d) Nurse

4. Who is the narrator talking about in Chapter 8, The Dentist?
(a) Henry Dobbins
(b) Kiowa
(c) Curt Lemon
(d) Dave Jensen

5. 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

6. Who is the boyfriend of Mary Anne Bell?
(a) Rat Kiley
(b) Mark Fossie
(c) Dave Jensen
(d) A Green Beret

7. What changed in late August between Lee Strunk and Dave Jensen?
(a) Dave Jensen stole Lee Strunk's jackknife back
(b) They made a death pact
(c) Lee Strunk stepped on a rigged mortar
(d) Dave Jensen is hit by sniper fire

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

9. How does Tim join the army?
(a) The draft
(b) Joining an officer's trainging program
(c) Signing up with a recruiter
(d) To get out of going to jail

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

11. What color are Martha's eyes?
(a) Green
(b) Gray
(c) Blue
(d) Brown

12. What does Dave Jensen ask Lee Strunk?
(a) Is everything square between them?
(b) Can he help him?
(c) Can he have a cigarette?
(d) Does he have any morphine?

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Lee Strunk when Dave Jensen shows his broken nose?

2. How did Jimmy Cross get another photograph of Martha?

3. Norman Bowker's father only cares about what?

4. "If you weren't humping, you were __________."

5. How many monks are there to help the men with camp?

(see the answer keys)

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