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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3: Chapters 12 - 22.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What becomes part of the "landscape" of Nafisi's class?
(a) Nafisi's life and family.
(b) The oppression of the Iranian regime.
(c) The presence of the magician.
(d) The mountains in the mirror.

2. What is Nafisi doing at the beginning of Chapter 11?
(a) Looking over the class notes she kept from the study sessions.
(b) Cleaning out her office at the University of Tehran.
(c) Looking at the photographs of the girls.
(d) Remembering her life as a child.

3. In "Lolita," how does Humbert attempt to gain the reader's sympathy?
(a) By blaming himself for all of Lolita's problems.
(b) By always talking in the first person.
(c) By making Lolita seem highly desirable.
(d) By making Lolita seem undesirable.

4. How do the Iranian authorities view the country's past?
(a) Iran's past is considered important in the development of a perfect Koranic society.
(b) Iran's past is used as a foundation for the development of a more modern society.
(c) The past is irrelevant to the leaders who want to establish a perfect Koranic society.
(d) The Iranian leaders see the country's past as an example for other societies.

5. What type of author do the students seem most interested in studying?
(a) "Revolutionary" authors who are tied to current political ideologies.
(b) Authors who show the benefits of a religious society.
(c) "Non-revolutionary" authors such as Joyce, Nabokov, Woolf, and Austin.
(d) Authors who have female characters with strong opinions.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Nafisi describe the Iranian perception of America?

2. What political event described at the beginning of Chapter 9 sets the tone for the subsequent actions of Nafisi's students?

3. In Part 3, Chapter 3, what do Laleh and Nafisi discuss at the restaurant?

4. In Chapter 15, how does the study group define a villain?

5. Nassrin describes herself as being in the middle of what for her whole life?

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