The Things They Carried Mid-way Quiz

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The Things They Carried Mid-way Quiz

This quiz will cover topics and themes addressed in the first half of Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried.


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  • 1. 
    When did the US involvement in the Vietnam War escalate?
    • A. 

      1961

    • B. 

      1965

    • C. 

      1973

    • D. 

      1975

  • 2. 
    Which group of Vietnamese did the US support?
    • A. 

      North Vietnamese

    • B. 

      South Vietnamese

    • C. 

      Communists

    • D. 

      Vietcong

  • 3. 
    In 1975 Vietnam reunited under what system of government?
    • A. 

      Communism

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Anarchy

    • D. 

      Royalist

  • 4. 
    What were soldiers called?
    • A. 

      Humps

    • B. 

      Suckers

    • C. 

      Ladies

    • D. 

      Grunts

  • 5. 
    Who was in love with Martha?
    • A. 

      Tim O'Brien

    • B. 

      Kiowa

    • C. 

      Jimmy Cross

    • D. 

      Ted Lavendar

  • 6. 
    What did Jimmy do the morning after Ted Lavendar died?
    • A. 

      Buried him

    • B. 

      Wrote a letter to Martha

    • C. 

      Burned Martha's letters

    • D. 

      Ate breakfast

  • 7. 
    A fortified boundry that protects the troops is called the. . .
  • 8. 
    Something that is capable of being touched (real or actual) is. . .
  • 9. 
    The soldiers always carried their knapsack, also known as a . . .
  • 10. 
    Explain Tim O'Brien's point of view.  What is his opinion of war and what has influenced that opinion?
  • 11. 
    What is the difference between first person and third person point of view?
  • 12. 
    In your own point of view, what makes something true?
  • 13. 
    Explain what happened in "Sweetheart of Song Tra Bong."
  • 14. 
    What was Dave Jensen and Lee Strunks agreement?
  • 15. 
    What happened to Curt Lemon at the dentist's office?
    • A. 

      He fainted.

    • B. 

      He was killed.

    • C. 

      He had a root canal.

    • D. 

      He kissed the dentist

  • 16. 
    Where did Tim O'Brien work prior to joining the military?
    • A. 

      Library

    • B. 

      Recruiting office

    • C. 

      College

    • D. 

      Meatpacking plant

  • 17. 
    Based on Tim O'Brien's statements, how do you tell a true war story?
  • 18. 
    Rightness of principle or conduct is also known as. . .
  • 19. 
    A strong expression of disapproval is also known as a . . .
  • 20. 
    What is just one thing the soldiers carried?