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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. When Tang met Ho Chi Minh, what was his first impression of the president?
(a) He was dignified and strong.
(b) He blended in with the other dignitaries.
(c) He was inappropriately dressed for the occasion.
(d) He was weak and sickly.

2. Who did the U.S. government signal its willingness to support upon abandoning its support of Diem in the early 1960s?
(a) Ho Chi Minh.
(b) The NLF.
(c) General Khanh's rebellion.
(d) The army rebellion led by Van Don.

3. Which of the following was NOT an objective of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam?
(a) Build an independent economy.
(b) Bring in American advisers to help with the movement's actions.
(c) Bring unity to the different classes of people in the South.
(d) Overthrow the Diem regime.

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

5. What did Tang do when he was drafted by the Bao Dai government?
(a) He enrolled in college.
(b) He joined the revolution in Cambodia.
(c) He left the country.
(d) He became a teacher wherever he was needed.

6. What did Tang suspect about the historical documents used in the infancy of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam?
(a) They were entwined with Ho Chi Minh's overall political insights.
(b) There might be copyright infringement problems in the future.
(c) They were poorly devised.
(d) They were written by spies from Diem's regime.

7. Why were the Montagnards' village populations forced by Diem's troops out of the mountains and into the valleys, separating them from their ancestral lands and graves?
(a) To gain control of the guerrilla troops.
(b) To make the tribespeople more accessible to government control.
(c) To relocate populations into more modern, better housing for their own good.
(d) Diem wanted the villagers to recognize his power.

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

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

10. What did Albert Thao believe about Diem's leadership in Vietnam?
(a) He was a puppet for the Americans.
(b) Diem would hold fair elections in Vietnam.
(c) He was moving toward peaceful unification of north and south.
(d) He was a strong, independent leader.

11. Who did Bao Dai name as Prime Minister?
(a) Zhou En-Lai.
(b) Chau Van Tiep.
(c) Ngo Dinh Diem.
(d) Vo Nguyen Giap.

12. Where did the leadership of the North place its focus in the 1966 resolution?
(a) On getting better weaponry.
(b) Upon young people.
(c) On mobilizing the masses.
(d) On Tang, himself.

13. How were Phat's commandos able to lure Tho's prison guards away in Chapter 7?
(a) The prison turned out to be unmanned by guards.
(b) The guard's relatives called them away with various family emergencies.
(c) Phat's men lured the guards away with liquor.
(d) The guards were murdered one by one.

14. Who did Ho Chi Minh remind Tang of?
(a) His father.
(b) His grandfather.
(c) His school teacher.
(d) His eldest brother.

15. What did Tang's pregnant wife do when both fathers demanded the couple return home?
(a) She returned home alone.
(b) She stayed with her husband in France.
(c) She aborted her baby and stayed in France.
(d) She persuaded Tang to return home with her.

Short Answer Questions

1. What term does Truong Nhu Tang use to describe his childhood?

2. What did Tang's father decide to do when violence began to erupt in Saigon in 1945?

3. What did some local Mytho guerillas do to Albert Thao?

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

5. After the overthrow of Diem, what did Tang become director-general of?

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