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The Things They Carried "Night Life" And "The Lives Of The Dead" Quiz

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This is a quiz on the last two chapters of The Things They Carried. I hope you enjoyed this novel. Good Luck!

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why did Alpha Company start to live night lives? 
    • A. 

      Crazy rumors of Russian artillery and tanks

    • B. 

      It was too bright during the day

    • C. 

      Rat couldn't operate well during the day

    • D. 

      Enemies attacked at night

  • 2. 
    Which of the following quotes describes how dark the night was? 
    • A. 

      "They sleep away the daylight hours, or try to sleep..."

    • B. 

      "You'd shake you head and blink, except you couldn't even tell you were blinking..."

    • C. 

      "Big giant killer bugs, he'd say, mutant bugs..."

    • D. 

      "You'd start to worry about getting cut off from the rest of the unit-- alone, you'd think..."

  • 3. 
    How do Jensen, Dobbins and Cross deal with this? 
    • A. 

      They sleep all day

    • B. 

      They take drugs

    • C. 

      They took out pictures of loved ones

    • D. 

      They talked with themselves

  • 4. 
    What kinds of things does Rat Kiley talk about? 
    • A. 

      Livers, hearts, body parts

    • B. 

      Performing surgery and plugging up holes

    • C. 

      Bugs

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 5. 
    What does Rat do to himself? 
    • A. 

      He kills himself

    • B. 

      He carves a wound in his arm with a knife

    • C. 

      He shoots himself

    • D. 

      He hits himself in the nose with a pistol

  • 6. 
    Jimmy Cross called a(n) _________ on the town, causing devastation. 
    • A. 

      Missile attack

    • B. 

      Invasion

    • C. 

      Air strike

    • D. 

      Nuclear bomb

  • 7. 
    What did Dave do to the old man that was killed in the town? 
    • A. 

      He took all of his money

    • B. 

      He played with the man's cut off hand

    • C. 

      He played with the man's cut off foot

    • D. 

      He looted the man's house

  • 8. 
    What does Kiowa give to O'Brien? What do they talk about afterwards? 
    • A. 

      A cookie... the sprinkles are black and orange like Halloween

    • B. 

      A pistol... killing is fine if you're at war

    • C. 

      A cookie... how shaking a dead guy's hand is crazy

    • D. 

      A pistol... how Henry Dobbins is so annoying that he would play with a dead guy

  • 9. 
    Who was Linda? 
    • A. 

      The women in the picture that the young soldier gave to Kiowa

    • B. 

      O'Brien's mom

    • C. 

      O'Brien's ex-girlfriend

    • D. 

      O'Brien's current girlfriend

  • 10. 
    What about Linda did O'Brien especially admire? 
    • A. 

      Her looks

    • B. 

      Her smile

    • C. 

      Her hat

    • D. 

      2 of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    What was the color of the hat she wore? 
    • A. 

      Blue

    • B. 

      Green

    • C. 

      Red

    • D. 

      Orange

    • E. 

      Yellow

  • 12. 
    On O'Brien and Linda's first date, where did they go? 
    • A. 

      Park

    • B. 

      Movies

    • C. 

      Stadium

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    What did Sanders do to the dead Lavender that was strange? 
    • A. 

      He kissed it

    • B. 

      He talked to it

    • C. 

      He played with its hand

    • D. 

      He wore its clothes

  • 14. 
    The Man Who Never Was is a _________. Its main character is a ________. 
    • A. 

      Movie... soldier

    • B. 

      Book... soldier

    • C. 

      Movie... corpse

    • D. 

      Book... corpse

  • 15. 
    What cruel act did Nick Veenhof do? 
    • A. 

      He removed Linda's hat

    • B. 

      He cheated on his spelling test

    • C. 

      He teased Linda and drove her to suicide

    • D. 

      He bullied O'Brien and made him a weak boy

  • 16. 
    What did Nick pretend to do when his actual purpose was to remove Linda's hat? 
    • A. 

      Go to the bathroom

    • B. 

      Get some water

    • C. 

      Pick up an eraser

    • D. 

      Sharpen a pencil

  • 17. 
    How did Linda die? 
    • A. 

      Suicide

    • B. 

      Homicide

    • C. 

      Lung Cancer

    • D. 

      Brain tumor

  • 18. 
    According to O'Brien, what can one do in stories that cannot happen in real life? 
    • A. 

      Insult your enemies

    • B. 

      Have the power to fly

    • C. 

      Revive the dead

    • D. 

      None of them

  • 19. 
    What does "kick the bucket" mean? 
    • A. 

      To be in trauma

    • B. 

      To be dead

    • C. 

      To be sick to an incurable extent

    • D. 

      To experience an event that changes on's life forever

  • 20. 
    The Soldiers kept Curt Lemon alive by telling stories about him. What story did they tell? 
    • A. 

      Throwing a grenade back and forth

    • B. 

      Trick or treating in a ghost costume with an M-16

    • C. 

      Digging up Kiowa's body from the swamp

    • D. 

      Memories of Lemon's first day in Alpha Company

  • 21. 
    Where did O'Brien and his father go? 
    • A. 

      To Linda's gravestone

    • B. 

      To Linda's funeral home

    • C. 

      To Linda's family

    • D. 

      To Linda's school

  • 22. 
    What does Linda compare death to? 
    • A. 

      A cap without a tongue

    • B. 

      A book no one is reading

    • C. 

      A balloon out of air

    • D. 

      A horse without a saddle

  • 23. 
    Why does Timmy love to sleep? 
    • A. 

      Because he can

    • B. 

      He is always tired and lazy

    • C. 

      He want to dream of Linda

    • D. 

      Sleeping is his way of relieving the pain of loosing Linda he has to deal with during the day

  • 24. 
    Who says this quote: "Death sucks" 
    • A. 

      Jimmy Cross

    • B. 

      Henry Dobbins

    • C. 

      O'Brien

    • D. 

      Mitchell Sanders

  • 25. 
    What activity does O'Brien imagine doing with Linda, in a dream? 
    • A. 

      Skating in a frozen pond

    • B. 

      Eating popcorn while watching a movie

    • C. 

      Enjoying scenery at a national park

    • D. 

      All of the above