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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens to Sanaz when she is on vacation?
(a) Revolutionary Guards search the house where she is staying and take her to jail for 48 hours.
(b) She decides that she can no longer participate in the goals of the revolution.
(c) She is kidnapped by her brother, who accuses her of being too Westernized.
(d) She is expelled from the university because she is in Nafisi's study group.

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

3. Why does Nafisi form a friendship with Jeff?
(a) Jeff is one of her best students, and they enjoy discussing literature together.
(b) Because her relationship with her husband is strained, and she is lonely.
(c) They are both actively demonstrating against the Iranian government.
(d) They both enjoy having a friend who speaks English and has memories of America.

4. In the epilogue, Nafisi makes an allusion to which novel?
(a) "The Great Gatsby."
(b) "Daisy Miller."
(c) "Lolita."
(d) "Invitation to a Beheading."

5. How does Part 3, Chapter 11 begin?
(a) With the announcement that accompanies air raid sirens.
(b) With Nafisi standing in her apartment.
(c) With a student talking in Nafisi's classroom.
(d) With a quote from "Daisy Miller."

6. What is Mina's job?
(a) Mother.
(b) Translator.
(c) Baker.
(d) Teacher.

7. In Part 2, Chapter 24, why do the demonstrators move toward the hospital?
(a) Because the hospital is a neutral site, and they will be safe there.
(b) The hospital is at the top of a hill, so they can see the militia approaching from any direction.
(c) The bodies of the wounded and dead students are supposedly at the hospital, and demonstrators are concerned the police will transfer the bodies.
(d) The demonstrators are seriously injured by the police and need medical treatment.

8. In Part 3, Chapter 9, what author does Nafisi discuss with the magician?
(a) Hammett.
(b) Shakespeare.
(c) Twain.
(d) Nabokov.

9. Who does Nafisi believe is an example of a National Writer?
(a) She believes all writers are national writers, but no writer is a National Writer.
(b) She believes all writers are National Writers.
(c) She believes Nabokov is an example of a National Writer.
(d) She believes Mark Twain is an example of a National Writer.

10. In Part 3, Chapter 14, which former student comes to see Nafisi?
(a) Mahtab.
(b) Mr. Bahri.
(c) Manna.
(d) Nima.

11. Why does Nafisi say the dream in "The Great Gatsby" is not a comment on America as a materialistic county?
(a) Because the novel does not include any rich characters.
(b) The dream represents Nick's inability to be honest as a narrator.
(c) Because "The Great Gatsby" is about wanting to be richer than your neighbors.
(d) Because the dream is about what one can become, not about money.

12. What is Nafisi feeling when the classroom trial of "The Great Gatsby" ends?
(a) A sense of anticipation for the next novel.
(b) Sadness because the students began fighting.
(c) A sense of loss and mourning.
(d) Exhilaration about the engagement of the students.

13. What does Nafisi describe in the epilogue?
(a) Her journey to America.
(b) How she made the decision to leave Iran.
(c) The activities of her former students after Nafisi left Iran.
(d) The memories of her former students who were executed.

14. What right does Nafisi fantasize about being added to the Bill of Rights?
(a) The right to free access to imagination.
(b) The right to not wear a veil or head scarf.
(c) The right to teach Western literature in Iran.
(d) The right to travel in and out of Iran without fear.

15. What happens to Iranian writers and publishers during the mid-nineties?
(a) They are exiled to America and other Western cultures.
(b) They are only allowed to write in Persian.
(c) They are forbidden from publishing their works.
(d) They are interrogated, expelled, and sometimes killed.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Professor R. continue to participate in vigils at the University of Tehran after he resigns from his position?

2. Who does Nafisi consider to be the "real protagonists" in her class?

3. Who is Mrs. Rezvan?

4. What does Nafisi describe as "the most unforgivable crime in fiction"?

5. In Part 3, Chapter 4, who asks to meet with Nafisi?

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