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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 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) Offered Tang a huge loan for the country.
(d) Kept their distance from the PRG.

2. Why did Tang accept an appointment as director of the National Rubber Industry in Chapter 24?
(a) He was bored and wanted prestige.
(b) His wife insisted he take the job.
(c) He needed to work for money.
(d) Because it made an excellent cover for him.

3. Why did Tang undertake a long trip to Dresden, East Germany in Chapter 20?
(a) To be trained in new techniques of warfare.
(b) To recuperate from illnesses.
(c) To have a long-awaiting vacation.
(d) To gather with the Communist Party leaders for a meeting.

4. Where did the NLF establish a new headquarters after America's Cambodian attack?
(a) Kandol.
(b) Krek.
(c) Kratie.
(d) Komchai Meas.

5. Where did Tang's escape by boat from Vietnam end up taking him to freedom?
(a) Malaysia.
(b) Poulo Condore.
(c) An oil rig station.
(d) Galang Island.

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

7. What was Ba Cap's personality like?
(a) Well-liked and personable.
(b) Good-tempered and funny.
(c) Abrasive and vociferous.
(d) Quiet and studious.

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

9. What directives emerged from a COSVN/PRG meeting held in Chapter 22?
(a) Everyone from the old regime must undergo a rigorous curriculum.
(b) A new flag must be created.
(c) A new political song must be written.
(d) All previous Saigon regime leaders must be executed.

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

11. 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 lightly said the workers' movement was worse than bad.
(c) He allowed his regional loyalties to interfere with his Party duties.
(d) He was taking matters into his own hands too much.

12. What was Nixon's "Vietnamization" as the NLF saw it?
(a) A way to strike at a peace settlement for North and South.
(b) A political maneuver to stop opposition to the war.
(c) A step-up of American ground troops.
(d) An attempt to portray Vietnam as a civil conflict.

13. 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) The prospect of escape by boat.
(c) They were able to sell their cottage at a profit.
(d) An opportunity to showcase Tang's war efforts.

14. What did Thieu force university and high school students to do in 1970?
(a) Take jobs within the military.
(b) Attend military and training exercises.
(c) Refuse visits with family and friends.
(d) Stay in school at all costs.

15. What did Tang do for his brother, Bich, in Chapter 22?
(a) He had him released from detention.
(b) He got him a position in the politburo.
(c) He tried to get him released from detention but failed.
(d) He wrote letters to him, giving him advice.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the American Senate's Hatfield amendment?

2. How many people have been freed from arrest since Tang's retirement in the summer of 1976, to his knowledge?

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

4. What were "elephant's intestines?"

5. What new means of transportation was Vietnam inundated with in 1969 and 1970?

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