On the Rainy River by Tim O'Brien: Summary, Theme & Analysis


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The story On the Rainy River takes place during which war?

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1. In On the Rainy River, Tim's political stance about the war before being drafted can best be described as:

2. In On the Rainy River, who is Elroy Berdahl?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

This combination quiz and worksheet asks multiple questions about the short story 'On the Rainy River.' Many of the questions involve characters and setting.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

This quiz will check students' understanding of:

  • The setting of the story
  • Tim's political stance of the war
  • Who Elroy Berdalh was
  • Why Tim returns home

Skills Practiced

Skills practiced during this quiz include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related 'On the Rainy River' lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the collection of short stories that this piece appears in
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding characters and events within the story

Additional Learning

For more information about 'On the Rainy River,' check out the related lesson called On the Rainy River by Tim O'Brien: Summary, Theme and Analysis . This lesson covers objectives such as:

  • Summarizing the story
  • Understanding the background of the story and the context in which it was written
  • Identifying author's purpose and influence on a text
  • Discussing conflict, morality, and other important themes in the short story