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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Slavenka's first election, which was the only group allowed to win?
(a) Republicans.
(b) Communists.
(c) Patriots.
(d) Democrats.

2. What did not exist under socialism?
(a) Massive wealth.
(b) Class systems.
(c) Charity.
(d) All of these.

3. In 1990, what two countries split from Yugoslavia?
(a) Romania and Bosnia.
(b) Croatia and Slovenia.
(c) Bosnia and Herzegovina.
(d) Croatia and Macedonia.

4. Who did Slavenka's father make peace with, prior to his death?
(a) The church.
(b) His sister.
(c) The state.
(d) Slavenka.

5. In "How We Survived Communism", Slavenka says Communism failed due to what reason?
(a) It inspired fear of the future.
(b) It cared for too many.
(c) It limited human potential.
(d) It had poor leadership.

6. What continued to surprise Slavenka as she lived in the United States?
(a) The faltering government.
(b) The variety of choice.
(c) The taste of coffee.
(d) The cost of wheat.

7. In "A Letter from the United States...", what symbol represented freedom to Slavenka?
(a) Tito.
(b) A fur coat.
(c) Castro.
(d) A ham sandwich.

8. Who had military control during the split with Yugoslavia?
(a) The Americans.
(b) The Russians.
(c) The Serbs.
(d) The Yugoslavians.

9. What religious holidays did Slavenka's family celebrate?
(a) Easter.
(b) None.
(c) Passover.
(d) Christmas.

10. What group wanted to take political control during the strife in Yugoslavia?
(a) The Germans.
(b) The Croatians.
(c) The Serbs.
(d) The Russians.

11. In "A Letter from the United States...", Slavenka was asked to speak on what?
(a) "Deep Thought".
(b) "Theoretical Theory".
(c) "Critical Theory".
(d) "Inventive Theory".

12. Once they had the right to vote, the people in Zagreb had little interest in doing what?
(a) Working.
(b) Supporting their leaders.
(c) Voting.
(d) Complaining.

13. What did the revolution in Zagreb, Croatia lack?
(a) Joy.
(b) Hate.
(c) Money.
(d) A leader.

14. What was unique about the midnight mass Slavenka attended with her mother?
(a) The mass was held on a sidewalk.
(b) Much of the crowd was old.
(c) Much of the crowd was young.
(d) The church was empty.

15. What was the condition of feminism in Eastern Europe, following the fall of Communism?
(a) High.
(b) Radical.
(c) Low.
(d) Non-existent.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "A Letter from the United States...", what did Slavenka say regarding Communist women and public discourse?

2. What war did Slavenka watch during "The Day When They Say That War Will Begin"?

3. What was significant about the new facade in Budapest?

4. Where was Evelina from?

5. How old was Slavenka when she first participated in an election?

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