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The Things They Carried Chapter 1 "The Things They Carried" Reading Check Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Jimmy exchanged letters with a girl named Martha. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    A complicated mission that involved drawing lots among 17 people was to: 
    • A. 

      Be the messenger to the enemies

    • B. 

      Search and destroy tunnel complexes

    • C. 

      Plant mines on the enemy bridge

    • D. 

      Grab food for the team

  • 3. 
  • 4. 
    Who does Jimmy think is responsible for Lavender's death? 
    • A. 

      Henry Dobbins

    • B. 

      Lee Strunk

    • C. 

      Rat Kiley

    • D. 

      Himself

  • 5. 
    Jimmy is so depressed about Lavender's death that he: 
    • A. 

      Gives up smoking

    • B. 

      Burns pictures of Martha

    • C. 

      Writes a letter to Martha

    • D. 

      Cries

  • 6. 
    How did Lavender's death affect Jimmy? 
    • A. 

      It made him seem weak in front of his comrades

    • B. 

      It helped him realize that Martha is a bad women

    • C. 

      It made him work harder to be a good leader.

    • D. 

      It made him happy

  • 7. 
    What was the significance of the pebble? All of the following are true EXCEPT: 
    • A. 

      Martha gave it to Jimmy as a lucky charm

    • B. 

      Jimmy said that it tasted like the sea.

    • C. 

      The pebble helped him keep himself focused.

    • D. 

      Jimmy found this to be romantic.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following does NOT determine what one carries? 
    • A. 

      Superstition

    • B. 

      Rank

    • C. 

      Environment

    • D. 

      2 of the Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 9. 
    To Lavender, tranquilizers were: 
    • A. 

      A condiment

    • B. 

      A drug

    • C. 

      A mean of defense

    • D. 

      A weapon

  • 10. 
    Towards the end of the chapter, what is the symbolism that O'Brien uses when he mentions a plane taking off and a big sleek sliver bird? "...but it was more than a plane, it was a real bird, a big sleek silver bird..." 
    • A. 

      A bird has wings so it takes the burden off the soldiers.

    • B. 

      A plane symbolizes their journey back to america

    • C. 

      It is a feeling of traveling so fast that the soldiers can't see straight.

    • D. 

      A silver bird is a precious bird that should be saved, much like the soldiers

  • 11. 
    "All he could do was _______. He used his entrenching tool like an ax, slashing, feeling both love and hate, and then later, when it was full dark, he sat at the bottom of his foxhole and wept. "(17) 
    • A. 

      Cut

    • B. 

      Dig

    • C. 

      Cry