Short Story Trivia Quiz On Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy!

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What we have here is a short story trivia quiz on Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy? If you talk to someone who has been to a war you will notice that they have changed to some extent due to what they have seen there. This book for example tells the story of a Paul Berlin who is a soldier who gives us a clue of what happens. Take the quiz and see how well you remember his story!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is the protagonist of the story?

    • A.

      Billy Boy

    • B.

      Paul Berlin

    • C.

      Toby Buffalo

    Correct Answer
    B. Paul Berlin
    Explanation
    The protagonist of the story is Paul Berlin. The question asks for the main character or the central figure in the story. Among the given options, Paul Berlin is the only character mentioned, indicating that he is the protagonist.

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  • 2. 

    Where is the platoon?

    • A.

      Korea

    • B.

      Germany

    • C.

      Vietnam

    Correct Answer
    C. Vietnam
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Vietnam because the question asks about the location of the platoon, and Vietnam is one of the options provided.

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  • 3. 

    To what destination are they marching?

    • A.

      The sea

    • B.

      The camp site

    • C.

      The graveyard

    Correct Answer
    A. The sea
    Explanation
    They are marching towards the sea.

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  • 4. 

    What does he think will happen to him when they reach their destination?

    • A.

      He will stop being afraid.

    • B.

      He will stop counting.

    • C.

      He will see his father.

    Correct Answer
    A. He will stop being afraid.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He will stop being afraid." This suggests that the person is currently experiencing fear, and they believe that once they reach their destination, their fear will dissipate. It implies that the person's fear is related to their current circumstances or environment, and they anticipate relief or a sense of safety once they arrive at their destination.

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  • 5. 

    What song is running through his head?

    • A.

      Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

    • B.

      Charming Billy

    • C.

      Buffalo Girls

    Correct Answer
    B. Charming Billy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Charming Billy" because the question asks what song is running through his head, implying that the person in question is thinking of a song. Therefore, out of the given options, "Charming Billy" is the most likely song that is running through his head.

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  • 6. 

    How did Billy Boy die?

    • A.

      A morphine overdose

    • B.

      By stepping on a land mine

    • C.

      Of a heart attack

    Correct Answer
    C. Of a heart attack
    Explanation
    Billy Boy died of a heart attack.

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  • 7. 

    What happened to Billy Boy right before he died?

    • A.

      He was shot by a sniper.

    • B.

      He fell off a helicopter.

    • C.

      He stepped on a land mine.

    Correct Answer
    C. He stepped on a land mine.
    Explanation
    Billy Boy died because he stepped on a land mine. This suggests that he accidentally triggered a hidden explosive device while walking, resulting in his death. It is likely that this event was unexpected and sudden, causing immediate fatal injuries.

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  • 8. 

    How long has Paul Berlin been in Vietnam?

    • A.

      One day

    • B.

      One year

    • C.

      One week

    Correct Answer
    A. One day
    Explanation
    Paul Berlin has only been in Vietnam for one day.

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  • 9. 

    In his mind, to whom is Paul Berlin speaking?

    • A.

      His mother

    • B.

      His brother

    • C.

      His father

    Correct Answer
    C. His father
    Explanation
    Paul Berlin is speaking to his father in his mind. This implies that he is having an internal conversation or imagining a conversation with his father. This could be a way for Paul to seek guidance, support, or simply to process his thoughts and emotions.

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  • 10. 

    Look at the word "inertia" and the definition on page 832. Which of the following is a synonym for inertia?

    • A.

      Liveliness

    • B.

      Animation

    • C.

      Lethargy

    Correct Answer
    C. Lethargy
    Explanation
    The word "inertia" refers to a state of inactivity or sluggishness. When looking at the definition on page 832, it is clear that "lethargy" is the most suitable synonym for inertia. Lethargy also implies a lack of energy or motivation, which aligns with the meaning of inertia.

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