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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Professor R. continue to participate in vigils at the University of Tehran after he resigns from his position?
(a) He believes that the university needed to know how strongly he felt about his actions.
(b) He wants his students to see him as a political figure and an inspiration for their own political choices.
(c) He wants his students to know he did not leave because he was afraid the government would persecute him.
(d) He is angry with the university's decision to change the curriculum, and wants to punish the leaders for their decision.

2. Who does Nafisi consider to be the "real protagonists" in her class?
(a) The members of the Muslim Student Association.
(b) The novels that are read.
(c) The young women who register for the course.
(d) Outsiders, including former students, who come because of their commitment to literature.

3. Azin is described as having what noticeable characteristic?
(a) A bright blue head scarf.
(b) Long, thick brown hair.
(c) Red, pouty lips.
(d) Bright red fingernail polish.

4. In Part 3, Chapter 3, what do Laleh and Nafisi discuss at the restaurant?
(a) Laleh's decision to become a seamstress.
(b) The actions of the Committee on Cultural Revolution.
(c) Nafisi's expulsion from the University of Tehran.
(d) Laleh's expulsion from the University of Tehran.

5. What does the study group find disturbing about the texts written by the Ayatollah Khomeini?
(a) The texts contain blasphemy, which is against the laws of morality.
(b) The texts are taken seriously by rulers of the country, even though they are absurd.
(c) Manna knew they had been translated.
(d) Nassrin had read them and was talking about their contents publicly.

6. Whose death is announced in Part 3, Chapter 33?
(a) The death of Nafisi's mother.
(b) The death of the magician.
(c) The death of Ayatollah Khomeini.
(d) The death of Nafisi's former student.

7. Nafisi describes Austen as being most interested in depicting what?
(a) Marriage.
(b) Social class.
(c) Love.
(d) Happiness.

8. Why do the students begin to keep vigils at the University of Tehran?
(a) To prevent the university from being closed down by the government.
(b) To encourage the government to close down the university.
(c) They are tired of going to class and want to be part of the Revolution.
(d) They are protesting the expulsion of their favorite professors.

9. Why does Yassi walk faster then suddenly stop when she is out with a gentleman caller?
(a) She wants to avoid spending much time with the gentleman caller, then realizes that he is a good match.
(b) She is surprised by the police who make her afraid, then she realizes that the gentleman will help protect her.
(c) She wants to see if he understands the game and would be a good match for her.
(d) She is trying to escape the chaperones, but finally realizes it is useless.

10. What does the magician tell Nafisi she should do to help her students survive?
(a) Help them regain their imagination.
(b) Help them find a good marriage.
(c) Help them leave Iran.
(d) Help them gain admission to an American college.

11. Who is Ramin?
(a) The name of the Iranian president.
(b) One of Nafisi's students who was executed.
(c) Mrs. Rezvan's son.
(d) Nassrin's boyfriend.

12. Who is Dr. Shahpour Bakhtiar?
(a) Nafisi's colleague at the University of Tehran.
(b) A nationalist leader who became prime minister in 1979.
(c) An Iranian intellectual who escaped to Iraq to avoid jail.
(d) One of Nafisi's students.

13. What does Nafisi describe as "the most unforgivable crime in fiction"?
(a) Blindness.
(b) Sexual immorality.
(c) Absence of beauty.
(d) Use of a flawed heroine.

14. What question does Nafisi ask at the beginning of her first class at the University of Tehran?
(a) Why should anyone read fiction?
(b) Why is it important to get a college education?
(c) Why do you believe there will be a cultural revolution?
(d) What did you think about the choice of books for this course?

15. What subject do both Mike Gold and F. Scott Fitzgerald write about?
(a) The morality of the wealthy.
(b) Loss, specifically the loss of innocence.
(c) Dreams, specifically the American Dream.
(d) The value in being poor.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Nafisi collect pictures of martyrs during the war?

2. In Part 3, Chapter 14, which former student comes to see Nafisi?

3. What do Nafisi and the magician share on their first meeting in his apartment?

4. In Part 2, Chapter 23, what are Mr. Nyazi and another student arguing about?

5. What does Mr. Forsati want to do?

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