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Truong Nhu Tang
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The taking of Saigon by Northern forces hinged upon the fall of which centrally located city?
(a) Phuoc Long.
(b) Hanoi.
(c) Ban Me Thuot.
(d) Da Nang.

2. Why was an advisory Council of Elders formed during the Provisional Revolutionary Government's (PRG) congress?
(a) As an afterthought with little meaning.
(b) As an antidote to propaganda.
(c) To reconcile tradition with revolution.
(d) To appease the older members.

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

4. What did Article 9 of the Paris Accords call for the creation of?
(a) A Korean-style equilibrium vision.
(b) A greater role of the Saigon government in negotiations.
(c) A humanitarian ideal of a Socialist nature.
(d) A National Council of Reconciliation.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Upon Tang's visit to Moscow from Algiers, what did his anticipated "vacation" turn out to be?

2. In Chapter 21, what did Tang discover when he arrived in Saigon and telephoned his parents at his older brother's home?

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

4. How did Nixon and Kissinger justify the Tet offensive bombings and invasion of Cambodia?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why had escaping Vietnam by boat become a great topic of conversation in the first days following northern liberation?

2. Why was Prince Sihanouk's removal as head of the Cambodian government a source of anxiety for the NLF?

3. Five years after the Communist Party's seminars given to the Alliance/NLF/PRG forces in Kratie, what did Tang come to realize about the cadre's assaults and the party leaders' consequent respect for the nationalist's views?

4. In what ways did Thieu antagonize students and workers in 1970s Saigon?

5. How did the members of the PRG survive and live in their rough circumstances?

6. What did Presidential Minister Tran Buu Kiem whisper to Tang during one the last general meetings involving the leadership of the NLF, PRG, the alliance, and the mass organizations?

7. How had the Ho Chi Minh Trail changed from when it was first created in 1959 until Tang returned to travel it in 1974?

8. How did Tang come to the difficult conclusion that he had to leave Vietnam after all he had been through?

9. What was the new attitude seen first from the North toward the alliance as exhibited in Chapter 16?

10. Why were Nixon and Kissinger unable to comprehend the issues in Vietnam that prevented an American success there?

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