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Truong Nhu Tang
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was Ngo Dinh Nhu?
(a) Organizer of the National Liberation Front.
(b) Prime Minister of Vietnam.
(c) A teacher at Saigon University.
(d) Leader of the National Revolutionary Movement.

2. Who did Tang's wife end up bribing in order to get Tang transferred to the national police headquarters?
(a) Prime Minister Quat.
(b) Ba Tra.
(c) The butcher.
(d) Diem.

3. Why did Tang and his compatriots refuse the radio being offered to them by the Americans readying them for a prisoner exchange?
(a) They thought it might contain an electronic homing device.
(b) Radios were considered disrespectful in their religion.
(c) They did not want any gifts from the enemy.
(d) They feared it might contain a bomb.

4. What role did the leading figure of the Committee to Defend the Peace, Dr. Pham Van Huyen, play in Diem's government in 1954?
(a) Professor of historical societies.
(b) Chief judicial adviser.
(c) Comissioner of refugees.
(d) Head of state.

5. What is meant by the "Three Kingdoms"?
(a) The story behind the founding of the NLF.
(b) A respectful way to end the war.
(c) The main Vietnamese religion.
(d) A Vietnamese moral tale.

6. What did Tang's father threaten to do in Chapter 3?
(a) Stop sending him new clothing.
(b) Commit suicide out of shame.
(c) Restrict his passport.
(d) Cut off Tang's funds.

7. In Chapter 3, what did Tang become more and more involved with in Paris?
(a) His fiance from Vietnam.
(b) Agitation against the war.
(c) His pharmacy studies.
(d) British culture.

8. What is COSVN which is described in Chapter 11?
(a) The North Vietnamese politburo.
(b) The Northern Vietnamese army forces.
(c) The National Liberation Front system.
(d) A leadership group made up of delegates from the Worker's Party.

9. By the end of 1958, who were basically the only people who supported Diem's regime?
(a) The French.
(b) Nationalist-minded Vietnamese.
(c) The tribespeople from the mountains.
(d) Northern Catholic refugees and those who profited from Diem's schemes.

10. What did Tang's father ask him in a letter towards the end of 1951?
(a) For forgiveness.
(b) To join the army and fight for Saigon.
(c) To return home and help him financially.
(d) To return to his ex-wife and child.

11. What punishment did the tribunal bestow upon Tang, besides prison, that may have interfered deeply with Tang's credibility within Vietnamese society?
(a) His driver's license was revoked.
(b) A newspaper editorial.
(c) A hefty monetary fine.
(d) Suspension from his job.

12. How did Tang know Albert Pham Ngoc Thao?
(a) From his meeting with Ho Chi Minh.
(b) From his days in Paris.
(c) From Ben Tre Province.
(d) As a good friend at the lycee.

13. Who did Albert Thao's family get to protect him from harm?
(a) Tang's family.
(b) Vinh Long.
(c) Diem.
(d) Bishop Thuc.

14. What did Tang's wife ultimately do about her marriage in Chapter 3?
(a) She commited suicide.
(b) She stayed married to Tang through letters.
(c) She returned to Tang and had her child.
(d) She left the marriage to obey her father.

15. What were Agrovilles?
(a) A method of increasing revenue for farmers.
(b) A government project of self-contained villages.
(c) A capitalistic branch of society.
(d) Villages in which to house captured enemies.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Tang's wife do to help lessen his prison sentence in Chapter 9?

2. What happened to Tang ten days before Albert Thao attempted a coup on Khan's regime?

3. How did Albert Thao become a trusted member of Diem's administration?

4. Who did Ho Chi Minh remind Tang of?

5. What did Tang's pregnant wife do when both fathers demanded the couple return home?

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