1. What is Thomas Fowler doing in Vietnam?
He is covering the war in Vietnam in 1952 in which the French armies are fighting against the Communist Vietminh.
2. Where and with whom is Thomas Fowler as The Quiet American begins?
The story opens with Fowler in his rooms over the rue Catinat in Saigon with his beautiful young lover Phuong.
3. What is strange about Fowler's relationship with Phuong?
They have been together for several years, yet mysteriously she is engaged to marry Alden Pyle.
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