The Things They Carried (Love And Spin)

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  • 1. 

    What could Jimmy Cross never forgive himself for?

    • A.

      Lavender's death

    • B.

      Martha's letters

    • C.

      The pebble in his pocket

    • D.

      Losing Kiowa

    Correct Answer
    A. Lavender's death
    Explanation
    Jimmy Cross could never forgive himself for Lavender's death because he blamed himself for not taking better care of his men and allowing the tragedy to occur. He carried the guilt and responsibility for Lavender's death, feeling that he should have been more focused and vigilant as a leader. This event haunted him throughout the story, causing him to question his abilities as a leader and leaving a lasting impact on his character.

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  • 2. 

    What does Cross ask Tim to not mention in his story?

    • A.

      Martha

    • B.

      He is a brave and good soldier

    • C.

      Lavender's death

    • D.

      The picture of Martha playing volleyball

    Correct Answer
    C. Lavender's death
    Explanation
    In the story, Cross asks Tim to not mention Lavender's death. This suggests that Lavender's death is a sensitive and traumatic event that Cross wants to avoid discussing or reliving. It could be inferred that Cross wants to protect Tim from the emotional burden of remembering and recounting the details of Lavender's death. Additionally, Cross may also want to prevent any potential negative impact on the morale and well-being of the other soldiers by avoiding the topic of death.

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  • 3. 

    Azar's character changes from 

    • A.

      Angry; happy

    • B.

      Hostile; angry

    • C.

      Kind; hostile

    • D.

      His attitude does not change

    Correct Answer
    C. Kind; hostile
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "kind; hostile". This suggests that Azar's character undergoes a change in behavior from being initially kind to becoming hostile.

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  • 4. 

    What does Mitchell Sanders pick off of his body and mail to the draft board

    • A.

      Spiders

    • B.

      Ticks

    • C.

      Lice

    • D.

      Maggots

    Correct Answer
    C. Lice
    Explanation
    Mitchell Sanders picks lice off of his body and mails them to the draft board. This action can be seen as a form of protest or defiance against the draft board, symbolizing the unwanted burden and suffering that soldiers experience during war. By sending the lice, Sanders may be trying to convey the message that the draft board is responsible for inflicting hardship and discomfort on soldiers, just like lice infestations cause discomfort and irritation.

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  • 5. 

    What does Bowker wish for more than anything?

    • A.

      His dad not caring if he wins medals

    • B.

      Him becoming a sargeant

    • C.

      His marital status

    • D.

      Winning the war

    Correct Answer
    A. His dad not caring if he wins medals
    Explanation
    Bowker wishes for his dad to not care if he wins medals. This suggests that Bowker is burdened by the pressure of meeting his father's expectations and desires to be free from the need for validation through achievements. It implies that Bowker's relationship with his father is strained and that he longs for acceptance and understanding rather than the constant pursuit of success.

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