The Things They Carried Trivia Questions

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The Things They Carried Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz based on the first chapter of The Things They Carried. Let's take this quiz and learn!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name of the woman Lieutenant Jimmy Cross is in love with?
    • A. 

      Beth

    • B. 

      Judy

    • C. 

      Martha

    • D. 

      Betsy

  • 2. 
    Which soldier carried the New Testament?
    • A. 

      Kiowa

    • B. 

      Henry Dobbins

    • C. 

      Dave Jensen

    • D. 

      Ted Lavender

  • 3. 
    What town was Ted Lavender killed by?
    • A. 

      Chu Lai

    • B. 

      Kurashiki

    • C. 

      Tokyo

    • D. 

      Than Khe

  • 4. 
    What good luck charm did Martha send to Lieutenant Jimmy Cross?
    • A. 

      A rabbit's foot

    • B. 

      A pebble

    • C. 

      A ring of hers

    • D. 

      A picture of her playing volleyball

  • 5. 
    How many soldiers are there after the death of Ted Lavender
    • A. 

      34

    • B. 

      17

    • C. 

      26

    • D. 

      16

  • 6. 
    What did the soldier have to do that drew the highest number?
    • A. 

      Stay up all night and keep guard

    • B. 

      Shoot a soldier who was injured and suffering

    • C. 

      Crawl through the tunnels and check them

    • D. 

      Sacrifice his food ration so everyone else had more to eat

  • 7. 
    What unusual thing did Norman Bowker carry with him?
    • A. 

      A boy's thumb

    • B. 

      His wife's underwear

    • C. 

      Malaria tablets

    • D. 

      A lot of dope

  • 8. 
    What phrase did the soldier's use when someone was killed while going to the bathroom?
  • 9. 
    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

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