Shah of Shahs Test | Final Test - Medium

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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of government do conservatives wish to establish in Iran?
(a) Meritocracy.
(b) Monarchy.
(c) Theocracy.
(d) Democracy.

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

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

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

5. What empty show of support does the Shah make for the people of Iran amid the violence of the revolution?
(a) He fires a few officers in the army.
(b) He provides money for a library in Qom.
(c) He divorces his wife.
(d) He visits the tomb of Ali.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Razak?

2. What times does Razak work until every day?

3. Which animal causes an anti-police riot in an Iranian town?

4. Why is Azari physically beaten?

5. Who leads the progressive factions after the revolution?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the march of Engelob that Kapuscinski participates in, and how it starts.

2. What is the national response to the massacre of Qom? What events follow the massacre?

3. What does Azari learn about his brother once he returns to Iran in 1977?

4. Explain the pre-revolution events involving a) a wild horse, b) a university, and c) a riot in Qom.

5. What does Kapuscinski cite as the true cause of the Iranian revolution?

6. Describe the incident in which Azari is beaten.

7. What organizations rule after the Shah is deposed? How does Kapuscinski characterize this organizations?

8. Who is Mahmud Azari? What is the background of Mahmud Azari?

9. How does Mahmud Azari sum up the psychological atmosphere in Iran, and its relationship to the modernization going on?

10. What is significant about the trip Kapuscinski makes in December 1978?

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