The Sympathizer Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

2. What kind of store does the narrator describe the General opening in Chapter 5?

3. The author writes in Chapter 5, "Under Asian communism, everything but" what "is free"?

4. What does the Congressman say that the movie is about that he is advising on in Chapter 7?

5. What food item does the narrator describe missing terribly in his letter to his aunt in Chapter 4?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Sofia Mori? How does the narrator meet this character?

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

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

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

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

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

7. Who are the "Vietnamese" actors in The Hamlet with speaking roles and how are they described?

8. How does the narrator become involved in the production of the film The Hamlet?

9. Who is Bon and what is his relationship to the narrator?

10. What are the narrator's main duties on the set of The Hamlet?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does the General respond when he discovers the courtship between the narrator and Lana? How does the narrator feel about the General's response? How does Madame feel about the situation?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the narrator's relationship with Ms. Mori. How does their relationship begin? How does it evolve? How does it end? How would you describe the narrator's feeling for Ms. Mori?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the assassination of the crapulent major. What leads the General to order his murder? Who assists the narrator in committing the execution? Why? How does the narrator feel about this action?

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