The Sorrow of War: A Novel of North Vietnam Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Bao Ninh
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the central character this Part is devoted to?

2. Who was Tranh?

3. What did Kien's father warn him against?

4. Why is it called the Jungle of Screaming Souls?

5. What term can best be applied to what Kien is experiencing?

Short Essay Questions

1. What side is Kien on during the War?

2. Why is Kien so distressed at the start of Part 2?

3. Why does Kien and Phuong's relationship turn sour after they reunite?

4. Who lives above Kien’ s apartment after the war?

5. Why does the transport truck driver wake him up at the end of Part 1?

6. What was the most traumatic sight for Kien at Saigon Airport?

7. How do we think the Mute Girl feels for Kien?

8. Where is Hanoi?

9. Who is Hanh?

10. Who is Lan?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is a muse? Who was the muse in Kien’s story? Explain your reasoning.

Essay Topic 2

Examine the character of Kien in the story. What are his strengths and weaknesses?

Essay Topic 3

What is a tragic figure in literature? Does Kien fit the definition? Why or why not? Explain in detail.

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