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

2. In 1990, Slavenka finally made peace with what?
(a) The possibility of famine.
(b) The idea of war.
(c) The death of her parents.
(d) The rebellion of her daughter.

3. Who was in charge of renewing Zagreb?
(a) The people.
(b) City officials.
(c) Private investors.
(d) The state.

4. Slavenka noticed that people often did what, in preparation for a war?
(a) Wrote a will.
(b) Built fall-out shelters.
(c) Spent time with family.
(d) Stocked their cupboards.

5. In Communist countries, who provided for the poor?
(a) No one.
(b) The state.
(c) Their family.
(d) The people.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who had military control during the split with Yugoslavia?

2. In 1987, what did Castro limit the ownership of?

3. Why was Slavenka confused when certain people were glorified in the United States?

4. What did Castro claim hurt the environment?

5. When Slavenka attended midnight mass, what was the focus of the sermon?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What did Slavenka suspect about the homeless in New York?

4. How did Slavenka define the "communist eye"?

5. Why did charity not exist under socialism?

6. What struck Slavenka as unusual, regarding the election in Sagreb, Croatia?

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

8. What items had Vesna's mother been known to collect?

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

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

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