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Viet Thanh Nguyen
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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 word from Chapter 4 refers to a straight, close-fitting silk dress with a high neck?
(a) Cheongsam.
(b) Ao dai.
(c) Qípáo.
(d) Hantyu.

2. What business has the General decided to open to raise money for the movement in Chapter 12?
(a) An electronics store.
(b) A fish shop.
(c) A restaurant.
(d) A shoe store.

3. What is the name of Bon's wife?
(a) Sofia.
(b) Lana.
(c) Linh.
(d) Violet.

4. What is described as "the cue for the evacuation's final phase" in Chapter 5?
(a) "The American National Anthem."
(b) "Hey Joe."
(c) "Yesterday."
(d) "White Christmas."

5. What character is the Idol playing in the film?
(a) Sergeant Jay Walters.
(b) Sergeant Jay Bellamy.
(c) Captain Will Shamus.
(d) Captain Anderson Rockwell.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What word in the novel refers to the practice of concealing a message within another message?

3. Who gave the narrator his rucksack that he packs and leaves with in Chapter 1?

4. To what religion does Bon ascribe?

5. What Beatles' song does the narrator describe singing in the bar with Man and Bon in Chapter 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the theme of duality explored in Chapter 4?

2. Who is the Congressman and how is his character first introduced?

3. Who is Claude? How does the narrator know this character?

4. How would you describe the narrative style of The Sympathizer?

5. How would you describe the narrator's relationship with the Auteur?

6. What does the narrator say about the crapulent major's death in Chapter 7?

7. How does the narrator describe the task of a spy in Chapter 11?

8. How is the theme of religion explored in Chapter 5?

9. Where are the Vietnamese refugees taken after arriving in America in Chapter 4?

10. What is the first business venture the General undertakes in the U.S.? Why?

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