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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. 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.

7. In Part 2, Chapter 14, what do the police do to the women at the protest meeting?
(a) The police push the women with the butts of their guns, and order them to go home.
(b) The police protect the women who come to protest.
(c) The police stand off to one side and watch the event without participating.
(d) The police arrest the women and take them all to jail.

8. What game does Nafisi play when she begins wearing a black robe?
(a) She pretends that nothing has changed, and she is not wearing a robe.
(b) She pretends her whole body disappears, and she becomes invisible.
(c) She pretends that everyone can see her as a human being.
(d) She pretends she is a religious leader and has additional authority.

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

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

11. How does Mr. Bahir become president of the Muslim Students' Association at the University of Tehran?
(a) He makes persuasive speeches that draw attention to his leadership qualities.
(b) He creates the organization and names himself leader.
(c) He works his way up through patience and dedication.
(d) He uses force to win the position.

12. How does Nafisi feel when she hears the announcement that Iraq has attacked Iran?
(a) Unhappy, because she realizes what war will do to her friends and family.
(b) Relieved that someone will finally help end the political situation in her home country.
(c) Ambivalent, both angry and full of love and desire to protect her home country.
(d) Nervous, because she is afraid that she will be killed during the impending war.

13. In Part 3, Chapter 4, who asks to meet with Nafisi?
(a) Mr. Bahir.
(b) The Committee on Cultural Revolution.
(c) Laleh.
(d) Mr. Nyazi.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. To what does Manna compare her fictional self?

2. How is Mr. Nahvi like Jane Austen's character Elizabeth Bennet?

3. How does the class study of "The Great Gatsby" affect Nafisi?

4. Who does Nafisi believe is an example of a National Writer?

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

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