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

2. What effect did America's invasion into Cambodia have on the NLF?
(a) It had no effect.
(b) A renewed spirit to fight the enemy.
(c) They gained the support of Cambodians.
(d) Acute physical and emotional hardship.

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

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

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

6. What were "elephant's intestines?"
(a) Long tubes of rolled cotton.
(b) Poisonous snakes.
(c) The belts on the guerrillas' pajamas.
(d) Moneys cooked in a pot.

7. What did Nguyen Van Thieu do upon his foreign minister's signing of a peace accord?
(a) He went on the air over Radio Hanoi to announce the signing.
(b) He showed good will intentions toward the PRG.
(c) He broadcast no intention of abiding by it.
(d) He made it clear that he was ready for a coalition government.

8. 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) Stay in school at all costs.
(d) Refuse visits with family and friends.

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

10. 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.

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

12. What was the PRG opposed to?
(a) Including people from Central Vietnam in their group.
(b) Revolutionary justice as performed in Hue.
(c) Troop withdrawals by Nixon.
(d) Being linked to Hanoi.

13. Where did the Northern escape routes directly lead to?
(a) Cambodia's Pre Veng Province.
(b) Kratie.
(c) Laos.
(d) The Ho Chi Minh Trail.

14. 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) 15 or more.
(c) Only 1.
(d) Nearly 20.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What did Tang hope to obtain upon his trip as part of the PRG's delegation at Algiers' independence celebration?

4. What was the main goal of the Provisional Revolutionary Government, organized in 1969?

5. What did Tang's host want most to know from Tang during his visit to Budapest ?

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