A Vietcong Memoir: An Inside Account of the Vietnam War and Its Aftermath Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Truong Nhu Tang
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 3, what did Tang become more and more involved with in Paris?

2. What school subject did Tang enjoy more so than chemistry?

3. What did Tang's father ask him in a letter towards the end of 1951?

4. What was Diem preoccupied with throughout his regime?

5. What did Tang's wife do to help lessen his prison sentence in Chapter 9?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was Tang confused when he received a letter from his father in Chapter 3?

2. What was the main goal of the movement for self-determination?

3. What were Tang's feelings toward America when he returned to Saigon in 1955?

4. What did Tang's father tell him in an unexpected letter in 1951?

5. What were defined as the broad objectives of the mobilization committee for the peace movement?

6. Why was it that Diem did not have the loyalty of his subjects, the South Vietnamese people?

7. Why did Tang's father decide each of his sons' careers for them?

8. Who helped Tang's father raise Tang and his five brothers?

9. Why was it that the National Liberation Front was not anxious to see President Diem overthrown?

10. What was it about Ba Tra, one of Tang's support personnel in the Young People's Association, that disturbed Tang?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why would an open opposition by Vietnam to either China or to the Soviets be hurtful to the emerging nation as far as Tang and the nationalists were concerned? In what ways were the Soviets and the Chinese helpful to Tang's cause?

Essay Topic 2

Chapter 17 is titled "1972: The Watershed." Explain why, in Tang's study of that year, he terms it a watershed year. What progress has been made in the right direction that provides a turning point for Tang and the North? Use examples that describe both political, internal and military reasons for the "watershed."

Essay Topic 3

Albert Thao was a childhood friend of Tang's who became a spy within Diem's government. What induced Albert to become a spy, a dangerous mission for a young man? How did Tang view his friend's involvement in Diem's government, without being told that his friend was a double agent?

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