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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What war brought Burma under British rule?
(a) The Five Year War.
(b) The Opium War.
(c) The Anglo-Burmese War.
(d) The Perak War.
2. Why did Burma have few social problems?
(a) There was no social stratification.
(b) The country had a lot of natural resources.
(c) The Burmese people had a very strict moral code.
(d) Because the British army maintained a tight control over the people.
3. For Aung San Suu Kyi, how will the forces that produce inequities be conquered?
(a) Through non-violent resistance.
(b) Through an international tribunal.
(c) Out of a spiritual revolution.
(d) By an uprising of the people.
4. Suu Kyi states in her speech at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon on 26 August 1988 that people should so which of the following?
(a) To stage nationwide peaceful demonstrations to "draw attention to the unrest among the people."
(b) Strive forward together using "disciplined and peaceful means."
(c) Be courageous and "weather the storms of change."
(d) Create a solidarity to "resist the tyrrany."
5. In 1988 in Burma, what gave hope to the process of decline?
(a) The democratic movement.
(b) An election.
(c) A military coup.
(d) Intervention by the United Nations.
6. What event brought Aung San's name into prominence in the Burmese nationalism movement?
(a) The strike of 1936.
(b) The resistance of 1938.
(c) The boycott of 1934.
(d) The Independence Movement of 1940.
7. How does Suu Kyi conclude her first letter to Amnesty International?
(a) To act swiftly.
(b) That everyone needs to work together to bring about change in Burma.
(c) To actively promote the situation in Burma worldwide.
(d) To pass on any additional avenues to address the situation in Burma that she did not suggest.
8. What can authorities in Burma do without due process?
(a) "Authorities can enforce as 'law' arbitrary decrees."
(b) "Authorities can imprison if there are witnesses."
(c) "Authorities can take what is not rightfully theirs."
(d) "Authorities can violate human rights."
9. When was Burma eventually granted its independence by the British?
(a) It has not granted Burma its independence.
(b) Six months after Aung San was assassinated.
(c) One year before Aung San was assassinated.
(d) Fourteen years after Aung San was assassinated.
10. According to his daughter, what would have been abhorrent to Aung San?
(a) Ignorance and disinterest.
(b) Violence and immoral acts.
(c) Greed and ill will.
(d) Deceit and political guile.
11. What comparison does Suu Kyi make to the ongoing national crisis in 1988?
(a) The fallling of The Iron Curtain.
(b) The democratic movement in China.
(c) The peasant revolts that have occurred throughout history.
(d) The second struggle for national independence.
12. What did Party Chairman Ne Win, propose after a series of bloodshed and disturbances in 1988?
(a) He proposed that a national referendum--a one-party or a multi-party system--be held.
(b) He appointed a vice chair for representative government.
(c) He proposed to arrest the instigators.
(d) He began to hold forums where citizens could voice their opinions.
13. What political party swept the elections in Burma in 1947?
(a) Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA).
(b) National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB).
(c) Democratic Party for a New Society (DPFNS).
(d) Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League (AFPFL).
14. What impact did the British occupation have on the Burmese language groups?
(a) Significant, some of the languages were lost after British occupation.
(b) Very little, they remained distinct.
(c) Many of the languages became Anglified with the introduction of English words and phrases.
(d) Somewhat, some of the languages blended together.
15. What group became the voice for Burmese nationalism?
(a) The labor unions.
(b) The farmers.
(c) The military.
(d) The university students.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Suu Kyi's opinion, what has oppression done to the people of Burma?
2. Who formed a new government after Aung San was assassinated?
3. What is the instrument of oppression in totalitarian regimes?
4. Why does Amnesty International not come to Burma?
5. According to Aung San Suu Kyi, what corrupts individuals?
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