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The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried


by Tim O'Brien

The Things They Carried: War Fuzzies Quiz

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Q. About what does O’Brien feel guilty?

Trying to go AWOL
Letting his friend die
Not calling his mother more often
Killing a man
Q. What story does Rat Kiley tell?

Darling of the Cau Lau
Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong
Trollop of the Phat Dong
Q. In what does Kiowa drown?

Strawberry Jello
Q. What does O’Brien tell us about what we have been reading?

That most of it is made up
That war is really a metaphor for love
That it is totally, one hundred percent plagiarized, and he doesn’t even feel bad about it
That it should never be shared with anyone who hasn’t lived it
Q. Why does O’Brien say that he started telling stories?

To entertain his fellow soldiers
To bring a girl back to life
To pass the time
To scare the bejeezus out of everyone sitting around the campfire