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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. What was the official name of the Vietnamese Communist Party?
2. Where did President Thao lead the alliance delegation in the spring of 1969?
3. Where was Tang taken in Chapter 9 when two well-dressed men visited him at his office in the sugar company?
4. How did Ho Chi Minh ask Tang and his fellow students to refer to him?
5. What did Tang's grandfather teach his clan each Sunday?
Short Essay Questions
1. What physical and mental condition was Tang in while a prisoner at the headquarters prison?
2. Why did Albert Thao end up staying with Tang for three days in Chapter 6?
3. How did Tang come to be made chief of his neighborhood contingent of the Vanguard Youth?
4. Why was Ho Chi Minh's welcoming visit to the members of the alliance in Hanoi so important to them?
5. Who helped Tang's father raise Tang and his five brothers?
6. What were defined as the broad objectives of the mobilization committee for the peace movement?
7. How did the NLF become dominated by the Communist Party and the Northern government?
8. How did Tang's friend, Albert Thao, come to be closely involved with Ngo Dinh Diem?
9. Within three years of Diem's presidency, what was apparent about the leader concerning his political endeavors?
10. What did Tang's father tell him in an unexpected letter in 1951?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Express an opinion as to whether Tang's and his fellow nationalists' struggles had been in vain. Support your opinion with facts and feelings expressed within the book.
Essay Topic 2
When Tang decided to forgo his pharmacy studies and focus instead on political science, his political views began to sway. In which direction did Tang's new studies take him politically? What did Tang come to understand about the relationship between Vietnam and France?
Essay Topic 3
When Tang was abducted by the secret police, he was put into a prison to be tortured. Why was Tang reluctant to admit to the police that he was a communist if it would avoid further torture? What brought Tang to finally admit on paper that he was a communist, when he truly was not? How might this false admission effect Tang's political life in the future?
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