Unit Test: The Things They Carried

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Unit Test: The Things They Carried

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why did Lieutenant Jimmy Cross feel guilty about Ted Lavender's death?
  • 2. 
    Why was it so important for the men to carry good luck charms?  Give examples.
  • 3. 
    After receiving his draft notice, Tim experienced a variety of new emotions.  What were they and what did they cause him to do?
  • 4. 
    Why did Tim believe it was cowardly to GO to Vietnam rather than stay home?
  • 5. 
    In a well written, organized, revised and edited essay answer the following question: How does the tone of Kipling's poem, "My Boy Jack" compare with the tone of O'Brien's The Things They Carried? How could you compare and contrast the perspective of war found in both texts?
  • 6. 
    Which soldier carried the New Testament?
    • A. 

      Kiowa

    • B. 

      Henry Dobbins

    • C. 

      Dave Jensen

    • D. 

      Ted Lavender

  • 7. 
    What town was Ted Lavender killed by?
    • A. 

      Chu Lai

    • B. 

      Kurashiki

    • C. 

      Tokyo

    • D. 

      Than Khe

  • 8. 
    What did Lieutenant Jimmy Cross do the morning after Ted Lavender was shot?
    • A. 

      Wrote a letter to his family

    • B. 

      Stole all of Lavender's possessions

    • C. 

      Went out looking for the man that killed Lavender

    • D. 

      Burned the letters from Martha

  • 9. 
    How many times did Tim O'Brien say he's told the story "On the Rainy River"?
  • 10. 
    Who was the hero of O'Brien's life?
  • 11. 
    In what state is the Tip Top Lodge?
  • 12. 
    Describe the Greenies?
  • 13. 
    Who is the narrator of the tale "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong?"
  • 14. 
    What were soldiers called?
    • A. 

      Humps

    • B. 

      Suckers

    • C. 

      Ladies

    • D. 

      Grunts

  • 15. 
    How did Max Arnold die? 
    • A. 

      He was shot in Vietnam

    • B. 

      He suffered from PTSD

    • C. 

      He drowned in a lake

    • D. 

      He was killed in napalm blast

  • 16. 
    Who is Sally? 
    • A. 

      Norman's high school girlfriend

    • B. 

      Norman's wife

    • C. 

      Norman's daughter

    • D. 

      Norman's aunt

  • 17. 
    What did Norman NOT win at war that made him upset? 
    • A. 

      A purple heart

    • B. 

      Combat Infantryman's Badge

    • C. 

      A Gold Star

    • D. 

      A Silver Star

  • 18. 
    Who does Norman imagine having a conversation with? 
    • A. 

      His wife

    • B. 

      His father

    • C. 

      His son

    • D. 

      Kiowa

  • 19. 
    What landmark did Norman drive around and around? 
    • A. 

      A park

    • B. 

      A lake

    • C. 

      His neighborhood

    • D. 

      A&W

  • 20. 
    Who does Norman fail to save from the swamp in Vietnam? 
    • A. 

      Jimmy Cross

    • B. 

      Henry Dobbins

    • C. 

      Kiowa

    • D. 

      Lee Strunk

  • 21. 
    What skill did Norman acquire at war that he considered impressing Sally with? 
    • A. 

      Telling time without a watch

    • B. 

      Snipe from 500 meters away

    • C. 

      Overcoming mental stress

    • D. 

      His impressive driving ability

  • 22. 
    What was Rat known for? 
    • A. 

      Cheating women

    • B. 

      Exaggerating

    • C. 

      His lively attitude

    • D. 

      His loud words

  • 23. 
    What is a characteristic of Mary Anne?
    • A. 

      She is a coward

    • B. 

      She is sloppy

    • C. 

      She is curious

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    Which event BEST shows Fossie's love for Anne? (and is true) 
    • A. 

      Fossie looked for her at night

    • B. 

      Fossie wanted to marry her

    • C. 

      Fossie waited outside Special Forces for her

    • D. 

      Fossie cried when she was gone

  • 25. 
    What ended up happening to Anne?
    • A. 

      She was killed

    • B. 

      She went missing

    • C. 

      She was sent back

    • D. 

      She ran away with Fossie

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