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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Part 3, Chapter 19, where does Nafisi go?
(a) To a concert by foreign musicians.
(b) To a meeting at the magician's house.
(c) To a screening of foreign films by a Russian director.
(d) To a class at a foreign university.

2. What does Mr. Forsati want to do?
(a) Marry one of Nafisi's students.
(b) Write a novel about life in Iran.
(c) Work as an official in the Iranian regime.
(d) Start a company related to videos and films.

3. Why does Nafisi include the scene from "Invitation to a Beheading" in Chapter 22?
(a) Nafisi believes that scene shows how her students will be mistreated if they are thrown in jail.
(b) She is making the point that all governments are corrupt.
(c) It illustrates the way totalitarian governments force victims to participate in crimes against themselves.
(d) The scene was just studied in Nafisi's study group.

4. Who is Hojatol-Islam Ali Khamenei?
(a) The president of the university.
(b) The successor to Ayatollah Khomeini.
(c) The magician.
(d) One of Nafisi's students.

5. 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 Nabokov is an example of a National Writer.
(c) She believes Mark Twain is an example of a National Writer.
(d) She believes all writers are National Writers.

6. What gift does Mrs. Rezvan give Nafisi?
(a) Three hair clips to keep her head scarf in place.
(b) A new head scarf.
(c) Two photographs of Nafisi's students.
(d) A book of her original poetry.

7. What activity does Nafisi do with her students to help them understand the characters in Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice"?
(a) She takes them to a cafe.
(b) She puts the main character on trial.
(c) She dances with them.
(d) She asks them to write descriptions of the main characters.

8. Who is Mr. Bahir?
(a) A man executed for charges of being too Westernized.
(b) The owner of her favorite bookstore.
(c) One of Nafisi's students.
(d) The department chair of the Language Department at the University of Tehran.

9. Who is Mike Gold?
(a) Nafisi's first husband and a leader in the Iranian Revolution.
(b) The chair of the English Department at the University of Tehran.
(c) The editor of a radical literary journal and the subject of Nafisi's dissertation.
(d) Nafisi's first literature student at the University of Tehran.

10. According to Nafisi, how can one stop "dancing with the jailer"?
(a) Become a part of the ruling party and end oppression.
(b) Find a way to preserve one's uniqueness and individuality despite opposition and persecution.
(c) Remember that life is cyclical, and this time will end soon.
(d) Give in to the desires of the regime and follow the nation's laws.

11. What is the Dear Jane Society?
(a) A secret society Nafisi's students never actually form.
(b) The nickname for Nafisi's students who love Jane Austen.
(c) A group of Nafisi's students who have broken up with their boyfriends.
(d) The nickname for Nafisi's study name.

12. 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) They are protesting the expulsion of their favorite professors.
(c) To encourage the government to close down the university.
(d) They are tired of going to class and want to be part of the Revolution.

13. What is Hizbollah?
(a) The title of a religious tract that all Iranians must follow according to the regime leaders.
(b) The name of a radical student organization at the University of Tehran.
(c) A religious group also known as the Party of Allah, who are determined to put God's laws into practice on earth.
(d) A group of radical Muslims who murdered the Ayatollah Taleghani.

14. What is Nafisi's occupation after she leaves Iran?
(a) She is a teacher and writer.
(b) She is an Iranian travel guide.
(c) She is a mentor for Iranian graduate students.
(d) She is a demonstrator against the Iranian regime.

15. What do Nafisi and the magician share on their first meeting in his apartment?
(a) Tea and a box of foreign chocolates.
(b) A foreign movie.
(c) Coffee and books.
(d) Newspapers from foreign countries.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Nafisi feeling when the classroom trial of "The Great Gatsby" ends?

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

3. In Part 4, Chapter 1, what does Sanaz announce she is going to do?

4. According to Zarrin, when is a novel moral?

5. In Part 2, Chapter 14, what do the police do to the women at the protest meeting?

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