The Things They Carried Synopsis & Context Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The theme of a short story is _____.

Question 2 2. Which of the following have been identified as remedies for the 'Vietnam Syndrome'?

Question 3 3. Upon returning home from Vietnam at the end of the war, the veterans who fought there were _____

Question 4 4. Why did the United States resort to sending ground troops to the conflict in Vietnam in 1965?

Question 5 5. Why was 1963 such a pivotal year in Vietnam for the United States?

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Question 6 6. According to O'Brien, how much did the soldiers carry?

Question 7 7. Who was the first individual to be supported by the United States as the leader of South Vietnam?

Question 8 8. How did the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution influence the authority of President Johnson?

Question 9 9. What was the catalyst that ended American 'amnesia' toward the war?

Question 10 10. Setting includes when and _____.

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Question 11 11. Who was the leader of the Viet Minh during the First Indochina War and, eventually, during the Vietnam War?

Question 12 12. Which character dies, and his death serves to better develop the character of Jimmy Cross?

Question 13 13. President Kennedy's strategy during the Vietnam War included which of the following?

Question 14 14. Why don't short stories generally include in-depth character development?

Question 15 15. Why did a collective amnesia set in after the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnamese War ?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT an example of a major conflict in a short story?

Question 17 17. Which of the main characters is not an official soldier?

Question 18 18. A short story's plot is made up of _____.

Question 19 19. According to O'Brien, who knows the truth of war?

Question 20 20. The state of South Vietnam was officially created in 1954 during which of the following meetings?

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Question 21 21. The book is set during a war, and one of the main ideas is about the power of...

Question 22 22. Roughly how many American soldiers perished during the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War?

Question 23 23. How did domestic support in the United States for the conflict in Vietnam collapse?

The Things They Carried Synopsis & Context Chapter Exam Instructions

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