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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "A Letter from the United States...", what was Slavenka asked to write?
(a) A film script.
(b) A novel.
(c) A book of essays.
(d) An article.

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

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

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

5. In "How We Survived Communism", what happened to Vesna's stockings?
(a) They turned red.
(b) They tore.
(c) They got stolen.
(d) They attracted bugs.

Short Answer Questions

1. Slavenka was raised to believe what about God?

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

3. What surprising item did Slavenka hold up, while speaking on the "velvet revolution"?

4. Who was in charge of renewing Zagreb?

5. Slavenka sees what as the only outcome of war?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Slavenka, what was the effect of Communism on her country?

2. What was the reaction of the audience to Slavenka's speech on the state of women after the "velvet revolution"?

3. In "Some Doubt about Fur Coats", what happened to a girl wearing a mink coat in Beograd?

4. Why was Slavenka surprised with herself when she tried to pick a good muffin off the ground in New York?

5. Why did Slavenka feel right-wing after her speech in "A Letter from the United States..."?

6. According to Castro, why did he attempt to limit automobiles to less than one per person?

7. Why was the difference between Western and Eastern feminist movements so great?

8. On the eighth day of the Gulf War, what happened that affected Slavenka?

9. In "The Day They Say That War Will Begin", how did Slavenka come to terms with the idea of the impending war?

10. In "Some Doubt about Fur Coats", why did Slavenka feel guilty about wearing a fur coat?

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