Shah of Shahs Test | Final Test - Medium

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

2. What was Khomeini's stance regarding internationalism and foreign influence?
(a) Khomeini embraced internationalism and encouraged immigration.
(b) Khomeini rejected internationalism and preached xenophobia.
(c) Khomeini embraced internationalism only because of technology to be exploited.
(d) Khomeini took no strong position on internationalism.

3. Why does Kapuscinski believe revolutions often preach a return to tradition?
(a) Modern technology confuses and angers people.
(b) Tradition is comforting to many people.
(c) The past was objectively better than the present.
(d) People want to expand and grow, rather than retreat inwardly.

4. How does Kapuscinski tell whether the day will be violent or peaceful during his time in Engelob?
(a) Religious chanting is heard throughout the day if there will be violence.
(b) A great many birds are released if there will be violence.
(c) The people wear white if there will be violence.
(d) A street vendor hides his wares if there will be violence.

5. What are the two kinds of revolutions?
(a) Revolution by violence, and revolution by peace.
(b) Revolution by military, and revolution by civilians.
(c) Revolution by siege, and revolution by assault.
(d) Revolution by word, and revolution by deed.

Short Answer Questions

1. A newspaper article provides what reason for its assertion that Khomeini cannot be trusted?

2. What two camps does the post-revolution government divide itself into?

3. Where must Mahmud Azari report to shortly upon his return to Iran?

4. Why is Mahmud Azari stunned upon his return to Teheran?

5. What government organizational structure emerges after the smoke clears from the revolution?

Short Essay Questions

1. What "two camps" does the Iranian revolution divide itself into?

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

3. Describe the incident in which Azari is beaten.

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

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

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

7. Who is Razak? Describe his circumstances.

8. Describe the paranoid fit that Azari suffers.

9. What immediate actions does Shah Pahlavi take in response to increasing unrest just prior to full-scale revolution?

10. What happens in Qom as a result of an unflattering article in Etelat about Khomeini that spurs the revolution?

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