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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 is wrong with the field that Lt. Cross selects as the campsite that night?
(a) It's crawling with venomous snakes
(b) It's infested with large bugs
(c) It's a graveyard
(d) It's where the village keeps their sewage

2. What time of day was it when Tim killed the man on the trail?
(a) Midnight
(b) Afternoon
(c) Dusk
(d) Dawn

3. What was the young man trying to show Kiowa before "the whole field blew up around them?"
(a) A picture of his girlfriend
(b) A medal for bravery
(c) A passage in the Bible
(d) A postcard from home

4. What animal does Tim notice as he tries to process the death of the man he killed?
(a) A butterfly
(b) A bird
(c) A snake
(d) A worm

5. How many years has it been since the war for the author, at the time of writing the novel?
(a) 30 years
(b) 2 years
(c) 10 years
(d) 20 years

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say about truth?

2. What source of light gave away the platoon's position?

3. Who is the most upset by the act, and wants to know why the villager is behaving that way?

4. What activity does Norman Bowker do to avoid his troubles?

5. What was wrong with the village the men come upon in "Style?"

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