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The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried


by Tim O'Brien

The Things They Carried: At Least They Saved on the Checked Baggage Fees Quiz

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Q. Which of the soldiers die at the beginning of the book?

Sergeant Bilko
Norman Bowker
Lieutenant Jimmy Cross
Ted Lavender
Q. What stance on war does the book take?

That it is the most important thing in the world
That it is the worst thing in the world
That it has its pros and cons
That it is good for absolutely nothing
Q. What does O’Brien say that truth is in war?

A battlefield. Or is that love?
Q. What happens to Curt Lemon?

He has both legs amputated
He is made into Curt Lemonade
He dies
He is taken prisoner by the enemy
He has a moustache drawn on his face while he’s sleeping
Q. What does O’Brien call emotional truth?