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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 was the motto for Dung's opportune moment of a campaign on the assault of Saigon in April, 1974?
(a) "Marvelous Speed, Boldness, Surprise, and Certain Victory."
(b) "Fighting and Talking."
(c) "Human Liberation for the People."
(d) "Public Enthusiasm and Western Humiliation At All Costs."

2. Which unit member was very popular for what he could provide the guerrillas with?
(a) The supply cadre.
(b) The finance cadre.
(c) The cook.
(d) The leadership cadre.

3. What were all of the attendants aware of at the PRG meeting in January of 1972?
(a) Cambodia would take over Vietnam.
(b) That the Soviets and China were pulling away.
(c) They were losing the war.
(d) Their struggle was reaching a turning point.

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

5. Who was the only professional sailor on board the boat Tang and his wife escaped on?
(a) Ton.
(b) Ton's cousin.
(c) Kiet.
(d) There was none.

6. What set the PRG leaders apart from the rest of the organization?
(a) Their access to information.
(b) The extra pairs of pajamas they received.
(c) Their extra food rations.
(d) The absence of fear.

7. 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) To be close to the Gulf of Thailand.
(b) It was what President Phat deeemed best.
(c) As good proection from B-52 and helicopter asssaults.
(d) To stifle communication with COSVN.

8. What new means of transportation was Vietnam inundated with in 1969 and 1970?
(a) Mopeds.
(b) Volkswagens.
(c) Itallian bicycles.
(d) Japanese motorbikes.

9. How did Nixon and Kissinger justify the Tet offensive bombings and invasion of Cambodia?
(a) It increased American unity.
(b) It gained an essential year of time.
(c) A propaganda war of words was won.
(d) It brought an end to the American anti-war protests.

10. What was the American Senate's Hatfield amendment?
(a) It prohibited funds for American operations in Cambodia and Laos.
(b) An increase in air raids in order to finish the war.
(c) It required the withdrawal of troops in return for the release of POWs.
(d) It gave funds for American operations in Cambodia and Laos.

11. What break came to Tang and his wife via his wife's brother-in-law?
(a) A job prospect without being in the government.
(b) An opportunity to showcase Tang's war efforts.
(c) The prospect of escape by boat.
(d) They were able to sell their cottage at a profit.

12. When Tang revisited Hanoi in 1974, what did he note about the Ho Chi Minh Trail?
(a) The original paths had grown dense with jungle foilage.
(b) Transportation was non-existant.
(c) The dirt paths were unchanged from years past.
(d) The route had become a system of two-lane roads.

13. What does elephant taste like according to Tang?
(a) Like a rare delicacy.
(b) Tasteless and tough as old shoes.
(c) A tasty morsel if eaten quickly.
(d) Like chicken.

14. In Chapter 21, what did Tang discover when he arrived in Saigon and telephoned his parents at his older brother's home?
(a) The police had arrested his wife.
(b) His father had died.
(c) His mother was ill.
(d) His brother, Quynh, was in the United States.

15. What was the most popular weaponry used in the Front?
(a) B-52s.
(b) Grenades and mines.
(c) Chinese AK-47 rifles.
(d) M-16 rifles.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the American Ambassador trying to arrange the appearance of a real election in Saigon in Chapter 17?

2. Why were both Nixon and Kissinger unable to formulate policies that would frustrate the strategies of the North?

3. What was life like for the PRG in general?

4. How did Tran Back Dang get himself in trouble with the COSVN in Chapter 19?

5. What announcement did Le Duan make at the joint meeting of the politburo and central military committee in 1975?

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