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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What activity does Norman Bowker do to avoid his troubles?
(a) He drives around the lake
(b) He works a double shift
(c) He relaxes with his Dad and watches baseball
(d) He gets drunk

2. Who makes the decision to NOT alert Lt. Cross about finding the body?
(a) Rat Kiley
(b) Azar
(c) Mitchell Sanders
(d) Henry Dobbins

3. Which soldier is killed in the swampy field, and subsequently stuck in the muck?
(a) Ted Lavender
(b) Rat Kiley
(c) Kiowa
(d) Henry Dobbins

4. What member of the platoon attempts to comfort Tim after he kills a man?
(a) Azar
(b) Rat Kiley
(c) Lt. Cross
(d) Kiowa

5. What source of light gave away the platoon's position?
(a) A camera flash
(b) A camp fire
(c) A cigarette
(d) A flashlight

Short Answer Questions

1. What was unique about the mission the men were given when Rat Kiley was injured?

2. Where is the first draft of the story inspired by Norman Bowker published?

3. How does Rat Kiley deal with the mission at first?

4. What did Kiowa's father do?

5. What time of day was it when Tim killed the man on the trail?

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