The Things They Carried Quiz 1

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The Things They Carried Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz for students reading The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.


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. 
    Describe the summer job that Tim held the year he got his draft notice.
  • 4. 
    After receiving his draft notice, Tim experienced a variety of new emotions.  What were they and what did they cause him to do?
  • 5. 
    Why did Tim believe it was cowardly to GO to Vietnam rather than stay home?
  • 6. 
    Why did Dave Jensen break his own nose?
  • 7. 
    What agreement did Jensen and Strunk make in friends?
  • 8. 
    Why was Jensen relieved of "an enormous weight? when he learned that Strunk had died?
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