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

2. Where does Tang and his wife live after he decides to go into seclusion??
(a) Go Vap.
(b) Upstate New York.
(c) On the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
(d) Kratie.

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

4. What position in the Provisional Revolutionary Government did Tang receive?
(a) Minister of the Interior.
(b) Minister of Justice.
(c) Foreign Minister.
(d) Cabinet Secretary.

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

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

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

8. What did the Party ideologues decide the NLF troops should do for three months in Kratie?
(a) Exhibit Buddhist and Confucian spirituality.
(b) Study the peace talks ongoing in Paris.
(c) Study the fine points of Marxism-Leninism.
(d) Make plans for future attacks on the ARVN.

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

10. In what way did the Saigon forces utilize the PRG's relative passivity to their advantage in Chapter 18?
(a) The Saigon forces had no way to gain advantages due to the PRG's passiveness.
(b) The PRG's passivity was ignored completely.
(c) They publicly agreed with the PRG's stance.
(d) They fought to gain land and population in PRG areas of control.

11. What did the term "neutralize" mean within the context of the Phoenix Program?
(a) To save at all costs.
(b) To let sleep.
(c) To kill.
(d) To leave alone.

12. What was the prime enemy of the guerrillas considered to be in the jungle?
(a) Nguy.
(b) Malaria.
(c) The Americans.
(d) The Saigon troops.

13. When the Ho Chi Minh trail was originally blazed in 1959, how many kilometers were the fighters expected to be able to advance every day?
(a) About 10.
(b) Nearly 20.
(c) Only 1.
(d) 15 or more.

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

15. Why did the PRG believe that having Tang's brothers working for the South Vietnamese government might help their cause?
(a) A brother's family could be held hostage in the future.
(b) Tang could be viewed as a double agent.
(c) One of the brothers could become a spy.
(d) Family ties in the government gave the public reassurance about Tang.

Short Answer Questions

1. As long as American strength supported the Saigon government, how did the NLF feel about the idea of total victory?

2. Who was the only professional sailor on board the boat Tang and his wife escaped on?

3. What did Tang and his colleagues find to be the necessary connection between Marxism and independence?

4. What was Sihanouk's title in Cambodia in early 1970?

5. Why did Tang undertake a long trip to Dresden, East Germany in Chapter 20?

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