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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. In Part 2, Chapter 15, what does Dr. A. do that causes a student to honor him many years later?
(a) He resigns his position at the university to protest changes in the curriculum.
(b) He writes a pamphlet criticizing the Iranian government, which causes students to develop independent newsletters.
(c) He testifies in Revolutionary Court in favor of a former student, which is a dangerous action.
(d) He teaches a class on drama and film that is the most popular class on campus.

4. What is a perfectly equipped failure?
(a) A person who has every advantage, yet fails to complete simple tasks.
(b) A person who consciously chooses their own failure to preserve their own sense of integrity.
(c) An individual who never tries to fulfill his or her potential.
(d) A person who gives up their own integrity, but fails to become a success.

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

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

7. What does Nafisi notice is missing from the walls at the university?
(a) Notices about films, talks, and books.
(b) Pictures of political leaders.
(c) Notices about proper conduct and attire.
(d) Political slogans.

8. In Part 2, Chapter 23, what are Mr. Nyazi and another student arguing about?
(a) The value of teaching "The Great Gatsby" in an Islamic society.
(b) Whether or not the government intends to close down the universities.
(c) The morality of "The Great Gatsby."
(d) Whether or not Nafisi should be expelled from the university.

9. How does Nafisi describe the Iranian perception of America?
(a) As encouraging, signalling their renewed interest in Western thought.
(b) As realistic, exposing the immorality of Western culture.
(c) As sad, forcing her to change her way of thinking.
(d) As mythical, combining elements of Satan and Paradise Lost.

10. Why does Nafisi say that war was a blessing to some Iranians?
(a) War caused Iranians to return to their religious roots.
(b) War gave some Iranians a chance to kill people they disliked.
(c) War allowed some Iranians to get rich quickly.
(d) War gave some Iranians a sense of community, purpose, and power.

11. Why does Nafisi collect pictures of martyrs during the war?
(a) They are evidence that the government has committed war crimes.
(b) She sees the war as a sign that she should become more religious.
(c) It is a superstitious action, a way to deal with forces outside her control.
(d) She knows many of the people who are killed and wants to have a reminder of their lives.

12. 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.

13. How does the class study of "The Great Gatsby" affect Nafisi?
(a) She gains insight into her feelings and desires about her work and the meaning of literature in her life.
(b) She learns that she is really an American, not an Iranian.
(c) She discovers that she loves teaching revolutionary novels.
(d) She becomes sad, because her students do not enjoy the novel.

14. What is the question Nafisi asks of all married couples?
(a) Why did you get married?
(b) Are you still in love?
(c) When did you fall in love?
(d) Did you fall in love?

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Nafisi emphasize in the introductory course she teaches in Part 3?

2. Who is Ramin?

3. What does Mr. Forsati want to do?

4. How does Part 3, Chapter 11 begin?

5. What is the Dear Jane Society?

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