A Vietcong Memoir: An Inside Account of the Vietnam War and Its Aftermath Test | Final Test - Easy

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 was the NLF's response to Nixon's "Vietnamization"?
(a) Set up a formal NLF governmental structure in Saigon.
(b) Move the entire NLF organization to Hanoi.
(c) Retreat and lay low for a number of years.
(d) Step up the use of arms.

2. What was life like for the PRG in general?
(a) Life was generally good and comfortable.
(b) The elevated status of the PRG enabled them to live like kings.
(c) Often give up for a bribe, all members lived in fear of one another.
(d) They lived like hunted animals.

3. In the elections of 1976, what did the police do to anyone who did not vote?
(a) Confiscated their ration card.
(b) Threatened their life.
(c) Brought them to the voting centers.
(d) Deported them.

4. What was the reason behind the National Council of National Reconciliation and Concord as described in Article 9 of the Paris Accords?
(a) To resolve Vietnam's domestic problems through political means.
(b) To have Thieu retreat from dismantling his government.
(c) To isolate Thieu.
(d) To engage Vietnam's military operatives.

5. Why was the main goal of the Northern forces in 1972 to get the U.S. out of Vietnam?
(a) To stimulate Vietnam's economy.
(b) To show the world that America was oppressive.
(c) To isolate the Thieu regime, bringing domestic opposition to them.
(d) To stop the heavy hits of the B-52 bombs.

6. What did the vice president of the Chinese State Council do concerning the PRG in order to express their feelings about Hanoi's ongoing affiliation with the Soviets?
(a) Refused to meet with any Vietnamese parties.
(b) Held a dinner in honor of the PRG.
(c) Kept their distance from the PRG.
(d) Offered Tang a huge loan for the country.

7. How many people have been freed from arrest since Tang's retirement in the summer of 1976, to his knowledge?
(a) None.
(b) Three hundred.
(c) Three hundred thousand.
(d) Twenty-five.

8. What did Tang and the nationalists feel the Paris agreement would give them an opportunity to do as described in Chapter 18?
(a) Fight externally for a settlement.
(b) Increase the fears of partnership with the PRG.
(c) Proselytize to the Saigon regime.
(d) Get an agreement on paper.

9. Upon Tang's return to Hanoi in Chapter 20, what does he encounter in the city he has not visited for thirty years?
(a) Dreariness and poverty.
(b) A modern and beautified city.
(c) A place of dignity.
(d) Ceaseless turmoil.

10. As long as American strength supported the Saigon government, how did the NLF feel about the idea of total victory?
(a) Unaccomplishable.
(b) Determined to win.
(c) A soon-to-be-accomplished goal.
(d) Wistful and vague.

11. Why were both Nixon and Kissinger unable to formulate policies that would frustrate the strategies of the North?
(a) They could not think about the war in the same way as their enemy could.
(b) The policies involved only air raids.
(c) They did not possess enough weaponry to overcome the North.
(d) The American press was against them.

12. How did Tran Back Dang get himself in trouble with the COSVN in Chapter 19?
(a) He made a speech vilifying the Party.
(b) He was taking matters into his own hands too much.
(c) He lightly said the workers' movement was worse than bad.
(d) He allowed his regional loyalties to interfere with his Party duties.

13. What did Tang do at the International Association of Democratic Jurists in Algeria to insult the Soviets?
(a) Made a rude comment to a Soviet delegate and tried to retract it.
(b) Denounced the Soviets stance in a speech.
(c) Walked away from a statement made by the Soviet delegate.
(d) Refused to shake hands with the Soviet delegate to the conference.

14. Why were the various sites for the PRG ministries chosen to be deep within the "Iron Triangle" of sanctuaries and bases, near the Cambodian border?
(a) It was what President Phat deeemed best.
(b) As good proection from B-52 and helicopter asssaults.
(c) To be close to the Gulf of Thailand.
(d) To stifle communication with COSVN.

15. According to Tang in Chapter 16, how did America regard the country of Vietnam?
(a) As a country of people to be saved.
(b) With a view toward economic progress.
(c) As a pawn of strategy.
(d) As an independent nation.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the Western delegates at the International Association of Democratic Jurists in Algeria do to surprise Tang in Chapter 20?

2. What did Article 9 of the Paris Accords call for the creation of?

3. What does elephant taste like according to Tang?

4. How could the significance of the Alliance and the PRG be substantially reenhanced?

5. What did Hai Thuan, a Southern cadre of the Vietminh in its war against the French, do in Chapter 22?

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