The Things They Carried "Speaking Of Courage" READING CHECK QUIZ

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This is a simple 10 question multiple choice/ fill in the blank quiz on "Speaking of Courage" in The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. If you read this chapter, you should have no problem.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    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

  • 2. 
    Who is Sally? 
    • A. 

      Norman's high school girlfriend

    • B. 

      Norman's wife

    • C. 

      Norman's daughter

    • D. 

      Norman's aunt

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    Who does Norman imagine having a conversation with? 
    • A. 

      His wife

    • B. 

      His father

    • C. 

      His son

    • D. 

      Kiowa

  • 5. 
    What landmark did Norman drive around and around? 
    • A. 

      A park

    • B. 

      A lake

    • C. 

      His neighborhood

    • D. 

      A&W

  • 6. 
    Who does Norman fail to save from the swamp in Vietnam? 
    • A. 

      Jimmy Cross

    • B. 

      Henry Dobbins

    • C. 

      Kiowa

    • D. 

      Lee Strunk

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    What is A&W? 
    • A. 

      A store

    • B. 

      A restaurant

    • C. 

      A bar

    • D. 

      A saloon

  • 9. 
    How many times did Norman drive around the lake? 
  • 10. 
    Who said this quote: "Courage was not always a matter of yes or no. Sometimes it came in degrees, like the cold; sometimes you were very brave up to a point and then beyond that point you were not so brave. 
  • 11. 
    EXTRA CREDIT: (not included in score) +5 each 1. How many medals did Norman win in Vietnam? Name 2. 2. Name 2 details that Norman describes over and over as he drives by them. 3. What does Norman order from A&W?