The Sympathizer Test | Final Test - Easy

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 affectless lieutenant describe "very evil communists" in Chapter 17?
(a) China.
(b) Japan.
(c) Laos.
(d) Cambodia.

2. The narrator begins Chapter 14 saying, "Sometimes the work of a subversive is purposeful, but sometimes, I confess, it is" what?
(a) "Cerebral."
(b) "Accidental."
(c) "Intense."
(d) "Murderous."

3. What is contained on the jar on the commandant's desk?
(a) An elephant fetus.
(b) Pickled beets.
(c) A baby with two heads.
(d) A gorilla fetus.

4. What movie does the narrator go to see with Bon in Chapter 17?
(a) Apocalypse Now.
(b) Plattoon.
(c) The Hamlet.
(d) To Have and Have Not.

5. Where does Lana say she'd like to live if not in Los Angeles in Chapter 14?
(a) Bangkok.
(b) San Francisco.
(c) New York.
(d) Chicago.

6. What word from Chapter 19 means having an obstinately uncooperative attitute or discipline?
(a) Redundant.
(b) Articulate.
(c) Recalcitrant.
(d) Ardent.

7. Where does Sonny say Abe is now in Chapter 13?
(a) Germany.
(b) Thailand.
(c) England.
(d) Japan.

8. What word from Chapter 16 refers to the treatment of light and shade in painting?
(a) Chiaroscuro.
(b) Augument.
(c) Proscenium.
(d) Articulation.

9. How did the narrator's father die?
(a) He was stabbed.
(b) He drowned.
(c) He was shot.
(d) He was in a car accident.

10. What does the narrator describe marriage as in Chapter 15?
(a) Perfection.
(b) Union.
(c) Love.
(d) Slavery.

11. Whose gold-painted bust sits in the commissar's office?
(a) Ho Chi Minh's.
(b) Ngo Dinh Diem's.
(c) Chairman Mao's.
(d) Nguyen Cao Ky's.

12. At what time does the narrator arrive at Sonny's apartment to kill him in Chapter 16?
(a) 7 p.m.
(b) 9 p.m.
(c) 6 p.m.
(d) 2 a.m.

13. What word from Chapter 22 refers to the practice of performing operations on live animals for the purpose of experimentation?
(a) Vivisection.
(b) Intersection.
(c) Augument.
(d) Elocution.

14. For what crime was the navigator reeducated?
(a) Trying to escape the country by boat.
(b) Trying to assassinate the president.
(c) Killing a communist spy.
(d) Kililng a republic spy.

15. What does the narrator scream in the end of Chapter 22?
(a) "I am innocent."
(b) "Nothing."
(c) "Industry."
(d) "Everything."

Short Answer Questions

1. During what years was Ho Chi Minh president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam?

2. What word from Chapter 23 means seemingly absurd or self-contradictory?

3. When did Chairman Mao die?

4. What does Bon give to the narrator from the General in the beginning of Chapter 17?

5. Where did the narrator, Bon, and Man swear their blood oath?

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