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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. 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) Nearly 20.
(b) 15 or more.
(c) About 10.
(d) Only 1.

2. What was Sihanouk's title in Cambodia in early 1970?
(a) Prince.
(b) Commander.
(c) Administrator.
(d) Chief.

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

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

5. What American events attracted the attention of the nationalists in 1973?
(a) A book written by Henry Kissinger.
(b) The re-election of Nixon.
(c) Anti-Vietnam war demonstrations.
(d) The Watergate scandal.

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

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

8. What nearly derailed Tang and dozens of others with him of leaving the country by boat?
(a) The pirates on the ocean spotted them.
(b) A government soldier on a fishing boat grew suspicious.
(c) A monsoon hit them.
(d) The boat hit a sand bar and got stuck.

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

10. How did Tang respond when he is asked to join the new government in Vietnam?
(a) He accepts and hopes to change the government from within.
(b) He refuses, voicing his objections to the government's stances.
(c) He declines, saying he is ill.
(d) He accepts but never shows up to duty.

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

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

13. 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) Proselytize to the Saigon regime.
(c) Get an agreement on paper.
(d) Increase the fears of partnership with the PRG.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did Tang bring to the attention of DRV Prime Minister Dong in Chapter 22?

3. What were most of the Southern guerrillas pressing hard for in Chapter 18?

4. Which unit member was very popular for what he could provide the guerrillas with?

5. What break came to Tang and his wife via his wife's brother-in-law?

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