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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Give in to the desires of the regime and follow the nation's laws.
(d) Remember that life is cyclical, and this time will end soon.

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

3. In Part 3, Chapter 13, what does Nafisi get on the first day she begins teaching?
(a) A cup of coffee from her mother.
(b) A visit from the religious leaders.
(c) A bouquet of flowers.
(d) An obscene message.

4. What causes the Iranian regime to temporarily relax the strict enforcement of their policies?
(a) The death of the Iranian president.
(b) Pressure from Western countries.
(c) Opposition from members of Iranian society.
(d) Iraq's continued bombing of Iran's major cities.

5. Why does the government first enforce the requirement that women remain covered in workplaces and shops?
(a) Because women object to the law, and the government wants to reinforce its authority.
(b) Because the shop owners are uncomfortable serving women who are not covered.
(c) Because women are already wearing the chador at home.
(d) Because there is no way to enforce the requirement at the university.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Nafisi include the scene from "Invitation to a Beheading" in Chapter 22?

2. What does the magician tell Nafisi she should do to help her students survive?

3. What does Nafisi do with help from Mr. Forsati?

4. Azin is described as having what noticeable characteristic?

5. Why does Nafisi state it is important to introduce her students to the works of Saul Bellow?

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