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Yue Daiyun
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What challenging assignment was Yue Daiyun given upon her return to teaching?
(a) Explicating Tang dynasty literature.
(b) Developing a political writing course.
(c) Teaching modern literature.
(d) Teaching Chinese to foreign students.

2. What physical difficulty was brought on for Yue Daiyun and others by the famine in Zhaitang?
(a) Diarrhea.
(b) Vomiting.
(c) Fainting.
(d) Constipation.

3. What were the "triple evils" to be eliminated in 1957?
(a) Subjectivism, sectarianism, and bureaucratism.
(b) Bureaucratism, cretinism, and subjectivism.
(c) Sectarianism, bureaucratism, and socialism.
(d) Objectivism, Confucianism, and sectarianism.

4. What is a kang?
(a) A sleeping bag.
(b) A blanket.
(c) A sleeping mat.
(d) A heated sleeping platform.

5. What song did Yue Daiyun's brother use to comfort her while she was being criticized?
(a) "I Dream of Jeannie."
(b) "La Donna est Mobile."
(c) "My Old Kentucky Home."
(d) "La Marseille."

6. Why were many Chinese angry at the U.S. in 1951?
(a) They expected an American invasion.
(b) They were appalled by American selfishness.
(c) They disagreed with American democracy.
(d) They were jealous of American prosperity.

7. How does the bride approach her husband's home in Chinese tradition?
(a) She is carried there.
(b) She walks with her relatives.
(c) She walks with her groom.
(d) She walks alone.

8. What policy sent Yue Daiyun to the countryside in 1965?
(a) The Second Land Reform.
(b) The Four Clean-Ups.
(c) The Three Red Banners.
(d) Clean the Class.

9. What was Yue Daiyun's assignment during the Four Clean-Ups?
(a) Identify sympathy toward villains in newspaper and magazine articles.
(b) Identify exemplary thinking in foreign literature.
(c) Identify bourgeois thinking in foreign literature.
(d) Identify peasants as heroes in newspaper and magazine articles.

10. What was Yue Daiyun's overriding reaction to her two years as a peasant worker?
(a) Anger.
(b) Resentment at time wasted.
(c) Gratitude.
(d) Shame.

11. Why did Old Uncle say that he shared food with Yue Daiyun rather than eating it himself?
(a) He had plenty of food stored away.
(b) She was new to hunger, but he was used to it.
(c) She needed her strength to work.
(d) He didn't have much of an appetite.

12. What interrupted Yue Daiyun's celebration of her son's one-month birthday?
(a) A meeting at which she was to be criticized.
(b) A meeting at which her husband was to be criticized.
(c) A meeting at which she was to be honored.
(d) A meeting at which her husband was to be honored.

13. What did the students use for hats on the academicians they publicly paraded?
(a) Handmade caps.
(b) Wastebaskets.
(c) Dunce caps.
(d) Blindfolds.

14. What was "Contemporary Heroes"?
(a) A foreign novel.
(b) An underground newspaper.
(c) A literary magazine.
(d) A blog.

15. What disillusioned Yue Daiyun on her trip to the Soviet Union?
(a) She observed social inequality.
(b) She wasn't allowed to visit Red Square.
(c) The Chinese visitors were rudely treated.
(d) The Chinese visitors were not considered equals.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the revolutionary students say the literature department had done to corrupt student morality?

2. What effect did the struggle sessions have on Lao Chen, the literature department head?

3. Why did Yue Daiyun relate to her sister-in-law's father?

4. What new family responsibility did Yue Daiyun assume at her mother-in-law's request?

5. What happened for the first time during the June 18th affair?

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