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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does the narrator take the General and Madame to the Congressman's house for dinner in Chapter 7?
(a) San Clementine.
(b) Santa Ana.
(c) Newport Beach.
(d) Huntington Beach.

2. Who is described as the A-Team's only black soldier in the Auteur's film?
(a) Sergeant Pete Attucks.
(b) Captain Will Shamus.
(c) Sergeant Jay Walters.
(d) Captain Anderson Rockwell.

3. What food does Madame offer to the narrator when he visits in Chapter 8?
(a) Bahn mi.
(b) Pho.
(c) Bún bò Huế.
(d) Spring rolls.

4. Who is the author of Asian Communism and the Oriental Mode of Destruction?
(a) Richard Hedd.
(b) Karl Marx.
(c) Nikolay Chernyshevsky.
(d) Chairman Mao.

5. What fictional spy character does the narrator describe sleeping peacefully on a bed of nails in Chapter 5?
(a) James Bond.
(b) Jane Blonde.
(c) Basil Argyros.
(d) Alan Blunt.

6. Who wrote the quote cited in Chapter 1: "consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds"?
(a) Richard Hedd.
(b) Ralph Waldo Emerson.
(c) Nikolay Chernyshevsky.
(d) Friedrich Nietzsche.

7. How old was the communist agent with the papers in her mouth when she was arrested?
(a) 32.
(b) 26.
(c) 22.
(d) 19.

8. What does the narrator claim to be guilty of in his confession in Chapter 5?
(a) Adultery.
(b) Honesty.
(c) Corruption.
(d) Bigotry.

9. What kind of store does the narrator describe the General opening in Chapter 5?
(a) A bakery shop.
(b) A shoe store.
(c) A liquor store.
(d) A clothing store.

10. What is the name of the movie director's assistant?
(a) Violet.
(b) Asia.
(c) Lana.
(d) Linh.

11. How many fingers does the narrator describe the General having lost in Chapter 1?
(a) 6.
(b) 5.
(c) 3.
(d) 1.

12. What does the narrator say his mother called him in Chapter 2?
(a) "A bastard."
(b) "Her love child."
(c) "Her tree of life."
(d) "A child prodigy."

13. The narrator writes to the Commandant in Chapter 7, "We're revolutionaries, and revolutionaries can never be" what?
(a) "Honest."
(b) "Innocent."
(c) "Betrayed."
(d) "Killed."

14. What infamous Nazi does the author describe in Chapter 8?
(a) Wilhelm Frick.
(b) Joseph Goebbels.
(c) Adolf Hitler.
(d) Frank Hans.

15. What is Ms. Mori's first name?
(a) Sarah.
(b) Sophia.
(c) Violet.
(d) Claudia.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the word "epicurean" mean in Chapter 1?

2. When did the narrator's family flee to the South after living in a northern hamlet?

3. What character is the Idol playing in the film?

4. What kind of traditional dress does the narrator describe Lana having worn as a girl in Chapter 7?

5. The narrator says in Chapter 11, "The longer I worked on the Movie, the more I was convinced that I was not only a technical consultant on an artistic project, but an infiltrator into a work of" what?

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