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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 happened when Curt Lemon walked into the tent?
(a) The dentist said his teeth were perfect
(b) He tripped over the drill cord, and tore the tent down
(c) He fainted
(d) The dentist pulled a tooth

2. What item owned by Dave Jensen is missing?
(a) A personal letter
(b) A food ration
(c) A jackknife
(d) A girlfriend's photograph

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

4. Who began to tense up in the line waiting for an examination?
(a) Curt Lemon
(b) Dave Jense
(c) Tim O'Brien
(d) Rat Kiley

5. How does Jimmy ask Tim to portray him in the book he is writing?
(a) Smart and crafty
(b) Mean and strict
(c) Brave and handsome
(d) Heroic and courageous

6. What information is the letter Henry Dobbins receives in October?
(a) His mother died
(b) His sister is sick
(c) His girlfriend is pregnant
(d) His girlfriend dumps him

7. What is Dave Jensen's decision with regard to the pact he made with Lee Strunk?
(a) He loosens the tourniquet so he bleeds to death
(b) He shoots him in the head with a pistol
(c) He promises to smother him in the hospital
(d) He does not kill him.

8. Who gets into a fist fight?
(a) Rat Kiley and Mitchell Sanders
(b) Dave Jensen and Henry Dobbins
(c) Dave Jensen and Lee Strunk
(d) Lee Strunk and Mitchell Sanders

9. What holiday did Curt Lemon celebrate with the villagers?
(a) Halloween
(b) Fourth of July
(c) Christmas
(d) New Year's

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

11. How did Jimmy Cross get another photograph of Martha?
(a) He actually saved one from burning in Vietnam
(b) She gave it to him at a college reunion
(c) Martha's mother mailed him one after he came home
(d) Martha died, and he cut it out of the newspaper

12. What does Elroy do to tempt Tim to run away?
(a) He promises to lead Tim into Canada
(b) He gives Tim a contact to call in Canada
(c) He speaks out against the war
(d) He takes Tim fishing right by the border

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

14. What does Dave Jensen do when he snaps?
(a) He screams and climb a tree
(b) He loses his ability to talk
(c) He shoots his gun into the air
(d) He curls into a ball and cries

15. What are Tim's duties at the pig factory?
(a) Cleaner
(b) Packager
(c) Declotter
(d) Throat cutter

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mary Anne like to do when she disappears from the medical unit?

2. What part of Lee Strunk's body is broken?

3. How did Tim protest the war?

4. Who was excused from tunnel duty due to size?

5. How long does Tim stay with Elroy at the Tip Top Lodge?

(see the answer keys)

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