Shah of Shahs Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of hallucination does Azari suffer after his beating?
(a) He believes his brother has become a member of the Savak.
(b) He sees the Shah appear before him, comforting him.
(c) He becomes convinced he sees a tank roll down the street crushing people.
(d) He becomes convinced he is being pursued by the Savak.

2. What political party is Mahmud Azari forced to join?
(a) The conservative party.
(b) The progressive party.
(c) The pro-revolutionary party.
(d) The Shah's official political party.

3. Why did Mahmud Azari originally leave the country of Iran?
(a) He got a job transfer.
(b) He left for a university education.
(c) He was persecuted by the Savak.
(d) His daughter died, and he needed a change of environment.

4. Which government newspaper prints an unflattering article about Khomeini?
(a) Teheran Times.
(b) Hamshahri.
(c) Etelat.
(d) Iran Daily.

5. Why did people riot in Qom?
(a) Local officials poisoned the water.
(b) A newspaper published an article critical of Khomeini.
(c) Khomeini was arrested.
(d) Excessive taxation.

6. What ethnicity was Khomeini's grandfather?
(a) Saudi Arabian.
(b) Pakistani.
(c) Iranian.
(d) Indian.

7. Where must Azari get stitches after his beating?
(a) The thigh.
(b) The stomach.
(c) The arm.
(d) The head.

8. In the extended metaphor of the play, who is the star?
(a) Khomeini.
(b) The Shah.
(c) The Iranian poor.
(d) America.

9. While back in Iran, Mahmud Azari is handed revolutionist literature written by whom?
(a) Ali Asqara Jawadi.
(b) Doctor Mossadegh.
(c) Mohammed Ferdousi.
(d) Soraya Esfandiari.

10. What event starts the Iranian revolution?
(a) Students are arrested in a raid.
(b) Children in the city of Kerman are blinded by the military.
(c) An unflattering article about Khomeini is printed in a newspaper.
(d) The Iranian Writers' Association holds a mass protest.

11. In the extended metaphor of the play, who is the director?
(a) Khomeini.
(b) Azari.
(c) The Shah.
(d) The Savak.

12. Why is Mahmud Azari stunned upon his return to Teheran?
(a) Teheran has grown greatly in size.
(b) Teheran is full of beggars and thieves.
(c) Teheran is full of litter and vandalism.
(d) Teheran has decreased in population significantly.

13. In the extended metaphor of the play, who is the audience?
(a) The mullahs.
(b) The West.
(c) The petro-bourgeoisie.
(d) The Iranians.

14. By the late 1970s, what is the population of Teheran?
(a) One million.
(b) Fifteen million.
(c) Thirty thousand.
(d) Five million.

15. The destroyer of monuments wrecks what kind of statues?
(a) Statues of the Prophet Mohammed.
(b) Statues of Khomeini.
(c) Statues of modern art.
(d) Statues of the Shah.

Short Answer Questions

1. What action does America force the Shah to make, making the Shah appear weak?

2. What activity is NOT done after the massacre of Qom?

3. What is the definition of "revolution by assault"?

4. Who leads the conservative factions after the revolution?

5. Why does Mahmud Azari return to Iran after an absence?

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