How To Tell A True War Story Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    Who does Rat Kiley write a letter to?

    • A.

      His girlfriend

    • B.

      His mom

    • C.

      His friend's sister

    • D.

      His sister

    Correct Answer
    C. His friend's sister
    Explanation
    Rat Kiley writes a letter to his friend's sister.

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  • 2. 

    You can tell a true war story if it.....

    • A.

      Makes you mad

    • B.

      Is depressing

    • C.

      Has glory and violence

    • D.

      Embarrasses you

    Correct Answer
    D. Embarrasses you
    Explanation
    A true war story can be identified if it embarrasses you. This is because war stories often involve situations that challenge our beliefs, values, and understanding of humanity. These stories may portray acts of cruelty, violence, or betrayal that can be uncomfortable to confront. Feeling embarrassed suggests that the story has exposed a truth or reality that goes against our idealized notions of war. It forces us to question our own perceptions and confront the harsh realities of war.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following does the author tell us about Sanders storytelling?

    • A.

      What the narrator was doing before Sanders told his story

    • B.

      How Sanders woke him up to tell his story

    • C.

      How Sanders begins telling his story

    • D.

      What Sanders does when he is done telling the story

    Correct Answer
    D. What Sanders does when he is done telling the story
    Explanation
    The author tells us about what Sanders does when he is done telling the story.

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  • 4. 

    According to the narrator, Sanders' always has to 

    • A.

      Not get the details of the story right

    • B.

      Not telling the truth

    • C.

      Listening to war stories

    • D.

      Make things up to add to the story

    Correct Answer
    D. Make things up to add to the story
    Explanation
    answer in paragraph 3

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  • 5. 

    When Sanders tells the narrator that he made up some details in his story, he called this his..

    • A.

      War story

    • B.

      Confession

    • C.

      Opera

    • D.

      Moral

    Correct Answer
    B. Confession
    Explanation
    look to paragraph 8

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  • 6. 

    Why did Rat Kiley shoot the baby Water Buffalo?

    • A.

      For hunting

    • B.

      He was mad about Curt Lemon's death

    • C.

      Sick of being in Vietnam

    • D.

      To show off

    Correct Answer
    B. He was mad about Curt Lemon's death
    Explanation
    Rat Kiley shot the baby Water Buffalo because he was mad about Curt Lemon's death. This suggests that he may have been seeking an outlet for his anger and frustration, and unfortunately, the innocent animal became the target of his emotions. The loss of his friend may have triggered a sense of helplessness and despair, leading him to act out in this violent manner.

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  • 7. 

    What was it that Sanders MOST wanted the narrator to believe?

    • A.

      How important it is to listen to your enemy

    • B.

      His confession

    • C.

      That the six men were justified in bombing the whole area

    • D.

      That Quang Ngai is a great place to die

    Correct Answer
    C. That the six men were justified in bombing the whole area
    Explanation
    Paragraph 14

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  • 8. 

    What does the narrator believe is the only thing to say in response to a "true war story"?

    • A.

      "Forget it, I understand."

    • B.

      "Right."

    • C.

      "You're so brave."

    • D.

      "Oh."

    Correct Answer
    D. "Oh."
    Explanation
    The narrator believes that the only thing to say in response to a "true war story" is "Oh." This suggests that the narrator recognizes the complexity and indescribable nature of war experiences, and that words are inadequate to fully capture or comprehend the reality of such stories. The simple utterance of "Oh" conveys a sense of acknowledgement, understanding, and perhaps even a shared sense of helplessness or awe in the face of the horrors and complexities of war.

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  • 9. 

    What is meant by the statement, "true war stories do not generalize"?

    • A.

      They do not indulge in analysis

    • B.

      There's nothing much to say about a true war story

    • C.

      True war stories focus on the details

    • D.

      True war stories always have a moral

    Correct Answer
    C. True war stories focus on the details
    Explanation
    This statement means that true war stories are not generalized or broad in their portrayal. Instead, they focus on specific details and events that occurred during the war. By emphasizing the details, these stories provide a more authentic and vivid account of the war experience. Generalizations tend to oversimplify or overlook the complexities and nuances of war, whereas focusing on the details allows for a deeper understanding and connection to the events being described.

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  • 10. 

    Tim O'Brien insists all of the Vietnam stories he writes are purely fiction. Based on this passage, what is the most likely reason Tim O'Brien only writes fictional war stories?

    • A.

      It's too difficult to write about his own experience

    • B.

      He doesn't think true war stories are believable

    • C.

      He thought more people would read fictional stories

    • D.

      To get at the spiritual truth that lies beyond the telling of events as they actually happened

    Correct Answer
    D. To get at the spiritual truth that lies beyond the telling of events as they actually happened
    Explanation
    look to paragraphs 21-24, italics preceding passage (author background info)

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