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

2. If you follow the dink, you stay in the _____________.
(a) rink
(b) stink
(c) sink
(d) pink

3. Who tells the war story about the listening patrol?
(a) Mitchell Sanders
(b) Rat Kiley
(c) Tim O'Brien
(d) Dave Jensen

4. Norman Bowker's father only cares about what?
(a) His son's position in the army
(b) Where his son is serving
(c) His son coming home safely
(d) The medals his son brings home

5. "Hump it" means what?
(a) Dig a foxhole
(b) Stay in formation
(c) To carry something
(d) Shoot at the enemy

6. What does Lee Strunk confess to Tim O'Brien in the morning?
(a) He stole Dave Jensen's jackknife
(b) He didn't steal Dave Jensen's jackknife, but he knows who did.
(c) He enjoyed the trip to the medical camp
(d) He always wanted a nose job

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

8. Where is Tim's first job after college?
(a) At an office for McCarthy's campaign
(b) At a pig slaughter factory
(c) At a grocery store
(d) At a vacation resort

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

10. "If you weren't humping, you were __________."
(a) Waiting
(b) Tired
(c) Sleeping
(d) Playing Games

11. How many monks are there to help the men with camp?
(a) 12
(b) 2
(c) 1
(d) 6

12. Who does Azar give a chocolate bar to?
(a) A pretty girl he sees
(b) A man in the platoon who is about to die
(c) A kid with a puppy
(d) A boy with one leg

13. What profession did Henry Dobbins want to have in high school?
(a) A travel writer
(b) A military officer
(c) A firefighter
(d) A minister

14. What is a war story NOT about?
(a) Love and memory
(b) Sorrow
(c) Peole who never listen
(d) Teaching a lesson

15. What does Dave Jensen do with the pistol?
(a) He breaks his own nose
(b) He captures a Viet Cong
(c) He gives it to Less Strunk as a peace offering
(d) He shoots down a bird

Short Answer Questions

1. What color are Martha's eyes?

2. What do the men call plane rides home to America?

3. What movie did Jimmy Cross and Martha see on their date before the war?

4. What does Dave Jensen do when he snaps?

5. On what occasion does Rat Kiley write a letter to a man's sister?

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