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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. According to Aung San Suu Kyi, what is part of the unceasing human endeavor to prove?
(a) "To prove that the spirit of man can transcend the flaws of his own nature."
(b) "To prove that there is a compelling need for a closer relationship between politics and ethics at both the national and international levels."
(c) "To prove It is the cumulative effect on their sustained effort and steady endurance which will change a nation."
(d) "To prove that the quintessential revolution is that of the spirit."
2. In Suu Kyi's interview with Karan Thapar in August 29, 1988, Suu Kyi explains what she means by Burma's need for a second struggle for independence, which is:
(a) That the people demand multi-party democracy.
(b) That violations of human rights must end.
(c) That the government must follow the will of the people.
(d) That they are under the yoke of an oppressive regime.
3. Who influenced the Burmese in terms of philosophy?
(a) The Greeks.
(b) The Chinese.
(c) The Persians.
(d) The Indians.
4. According to Aung San Suu Kyi, when did the western influence on Burmese language and literature become evident?
(a) During the latter part of the nineteenth century.
(b) During the beginning of the twentieth century.
(c) During the middle part of the nineteenth century.
(d) During the middle part of the twentieth century.
5. According to Suu Kyi, what brought the crowd together at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon on 26 August 1988?
(a) The "unshakable desire to strive for a multi-party democratic system"
(b) A "desire for change."
(c) A "growing discontent among the people."
(d) A "showing of solidarity against the oppressive regime of Burma."
6. "The Formation of a People's Committee" "earnestly requests" which of the following?
(a) That the authorities stop using force and release all political prisoners.
(b) Adopt a free market economic system.
(c) The government form a multi-party legislative body.
(d) That the authorities hold open and free elections.
7. Why did Burma have few social problems?
(a) There was no social stratification.
(b) The Burmese people had a very strict moral code.
(c) Because the British army maintained a tight control over the people.
(d) The country had a lot of natural resources.
8. What is the main river in Burma?
(a) The Irrawaddy.
(b) The Salween.
(c) The Yalu.
(d) The Buriganga.
9. Which country had formed a similar committee that is being proposed in "The Formation of a People's Committee"?
10. Suu Kyi states in her speech Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon on 26 August 1988 that she is not beholden to any politician so that...
(a) She can act and think independently.
(b) No one can ever force Suu Kyi to betray them.
(c) No one force her hand to act in a way that violates her conscience.
(d) She does not play a role in the corruption and the scandals.
11. In Suu Kyi's interview with Karan Thapar in August 29, 1988, Suu Kyi stated that her aim is "to help the people...?
(a) Attain democracy without further violence or loss of life.
(b) Find the courage to stand up for their rights.
(c) Get on with their daily lives under the current circumstance.
(d) Overthrow the oppressive regime.
12. In Suu Kyi's interview with Karan Thapar in August 29, 1988, what does she state as her vision for her role in Burma?
(a) She will look for ways in which she can be most of service.
(b) She will lead from behind the scenes.
(c) She wants to become a leader as great as her father.
(d) She will hand the reigns of the leadership over to the party chairman.
13. According to Suu Kyi, what is the Burmese government attempting to do in 1988?
(a) To regulate every aspect of public and private life.
(b) To adopt reforms.
(c) To promote anarchy.
(d) To quash rebellion.
14. What is NOT one of the four types of corruption identified by Aung San Suu Kyi?
(d) Ill will.
15. In 1988 in Burma, what gave hope to the process of decline?
(a) An election.
(b) The democratic movement.
(c) Intervention by the United Nations.
(d) A military coup.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why have others said that the Burmese are unfit to govern themselves?
2. In "Belief in Burma's Future," what has sprung up throughout the country because the police can no longer guarantee security in 1988?
3. In "Belief in Burma's Future," what is Suu Kyi's conviction about the people's movement that has arisen during 1988?
4. What was the Freedom Bloc?
5. In Suu Kyi's opinion, what has oppression done to the people of Burma?
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