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

2. What was the official name of the Vietnamese Communist Party?
(a) Tran Buu.
(b) National Liberation Front.
(c) Lao Dong.
(d) To Cong.

3. Who did Tang's father allow his sons to interact with outside of the home?
(a) No one.
(b) Neighborhood boys and teachers.
(c) Teachers.
(d) Merchants in the town and people in school.

4. After the overthrow of Diem, what did Tang become director-general of?
(a) The self-determination movement.
(b) The Saigon government.
(c) The NLF.
(d) The national sugar company.

5. What did Ho Chi Minh give Tang at the end of their afternoon tea together at Montmorency?
(a) A book of Vietnamese history.
(b) An autographed photograph.
(c) A recital of Confucianist sayings.
(d) A teacup momento.

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

7. What did Nguyen Van Thieu do when he discovered a prisoner exchange being negotiated between the Americans and the North?
(a) He told the Americans to pull out of his country.
(b) He resigned his position.
(c) He was in favor of the program and promoted it.
(d) He had Sau Ha, Dang's deputy, arrested.

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 What did Tang suspect about the historical documents used in the infancy of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam?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

9. What movement did Tang decide to join after his meeting with Ho Chi Minh?
(a) The Fourth Republic.
(b) The French Revolution.
(c) The Tet Offensive.
(d) Vietnamese independence.

10. What did Tang's grandfather teach his clan each Sunday?
(a) The elements of political regimes.
(b) The precepts of Confucian ethics.
(c) A proper Vietnamese diet.
(d) How to achieve artistic development.

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

12. What military position did Diem assign to Albert Thao?
(a) Sergeant.
(b) Major.
(c) Private.
(d) General.

13. What event pushed aside Tang's trepidations concerning military action against Diem?
(a) Politcal action would be enough to push Diem aside.
(b) The northern government announced its readiness to act to liberate the south.
(c) The Americans decided to discontinue their relationship with Diem.
(d) Tang believed a military victory could be possible.

14. What did some local Mytho guerillas do to Albert Thao?
(a) Threatened his family with death.
(b) Threw him into the river to drown.
(c) Recruited him as a spy.
(d) Shot him on the spot.

15. What did the underground resistance Tang was involved with eventually evolve into?
(a) The Demilitarized Zone.
(b) The Provisional Revolutionary Government.
(c) The North Vietnamese Army.
(d) The National Liberation Front.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Tang and his compatriots refuse the radio being offered to them by the Americans readying them for a prisoner exchange?

2. Who was Tao Thao?

3. The moment Tang or any of his brothers displayed a weakness in any school subject, what did Tang's father do?

4. When Tang was in solitary confinement in the national police headquarters, what saved him from lapsing into permanent catatonia?

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

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