A Vietcong Memoir: An Inside Account of the Vietnam War and Its Aftermath Test | Final 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. How did Tang respond when he is asked to join the new government in Vietnam?

2. On the day of celebration at Independence Palace Square to celebrate the Vietnamese victory at last, which military units were the last to appear in the parade?

3. What was the PRG opposed to?

4. What did Nguyen Van Thieu do upon his foreign minister's signing of a peace accord?

5. Where were Tang's brothers, Quynh and Bich, sent on June 16, 1975?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Tang's boat during his escape was attacked by pirates, why wasn't the situation as horrible as some others had been?

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

9. Why was the organizing congress for the Provisional Revolutionary Government (PRG) held on June 6, 7 and 8, 1969?

10. When Tang visited Budapest in Chapter 20, what might be said to have been the motives of the Budapest government while they treated Tang to a visitor's tour and comforts?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Many of those who joined the Alliance of National, Democratic and Peace Forces at its founding had been resistant for years to formally joining such organizations.

Why had these people (most of whom were old friends of Tang) resisted associating themselves politically, regardless of their sympathies for the goals of the NLF? What made them finally decide to take action by 1968?

Essay Topic 2

Who was the main influence upon Tang's political awakening? How did this person come to influence Tang to such a degree in a short period of time?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Albert Thao's personality. What was his ultimate mission politically, and why?

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