How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Some Doubts...", what exotic purchase did Slavenka feel guilty about?

2. Where was Evelina from?

3. In "A Letter from the United States...", what was Slavenka asked to speak on?

4. What continued to surprise Slavenka as she lived in the United States?

5. Once they had the right to vote, the people in Zagreb had little interest in doing what?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Once communism fell, there was still much unrest and disorganization in the cities it once ruled. Write an essay examining the effect of this change on one of the following topics:

1) The citizens.

2) The buildings.

3) The culture.

Essay Topic 2

Freedom of speech or expression was not allowed under Communist rule. Examine how the people in Slavenka's life were affected by this mandate.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout Communism, women in Eastern European were not valued. During the fall of Communism, Slavenka did not feel women received adequate representation in the media. Examine Slavenka's feminist views and their relationship to her upbringing in a Communist culture.

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