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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 was Yue Daiyun required to do for six months of the year in 1975?
(a) Help with the wheat harvest.
(b) Build houses.
(c) Work in the library.
(d) Make bricks.

2. In August, 1973, with whom did Chairman Mao link the defection of Lin Biao?
(a) Stalin.
(b) Lenin.
(c) Marx.
(d) Confucius.

3. What was seen as the danger in studying new ways of thinking through literature?
(a) Readers might become bored.
(b) Readers might reject Chairman Mao's thinking.
(c) Readers might come to believe there's no difference between right and wrong.
(d) Readers might come to sympathize with common people in realistic literature.

4. What eventuality most threatens those in power in China?
(a) Public exposure.
(b) The development of an organized group.
(c) A foreign takeover.
(d) A system of information dissemination.

5. Why was Tang Dan disillusioned with her work in Dedu county?
(a) Peasants had been mistreated.
(b) Her efforts had been unappreciated.
(c) Money had been embezzled.
(d) Mismanagement had caused poor crop yields.

6. In what area was Tang Shuang gifted?
(a) Literature.
(b) Music.
(c) Art.
(d) Mathematics.

7. What group refused to obey Chairman Mao's directive to continue education?
(a) University teachers.
(b) High school teachers and administrators.
(c) High school and university students.
(d) University administrators.

8. How were workers and peasants to be portrayed in all acceptable literary work?
(a) As "upwardly mobile."
(b) As "tall, valued, and perfect."
(c) As "heroic and noble."
(d) As "humble, wise, and meek."

9. Where did Yue Daiyun teach during 1973?
(a) She was not allowed to teach.
(b) In the offices of the Hebei Daily newspaper.
(c) In the cadre school.
(d) In Beida.

10. What was the fate of the peasant university students who had not been given an education?
(a) They were sent to labor in the countryside.
(b) They were accepted for factory work.
(c) They were inducted into the army.
(d) They were given another chance for a university education.

11. What did the criminal activities of Lin Liguo and the defection of Lin Biao teach Yue Dainyun?
(a) She saw that isolated instances of corruption were inevitable.
(b) She saw that there were few isolated instances of corruption.
(c) She saw that corruption permeated the whole system.
(d) She saw that isolated instances of corruption were avoidable.

12. What did Nie Yuanzi claim to believe in but refused to do?
(a) Allow freedom of student speech.
(b) Accept the salary of a worker.
(c) Choose leaders by vote.
(d) Self-criticize.

13. Why did Lin Biao, Chairman Mao's closest ally, decide to flee the country?
(a) He was disillusioned with Communism.
(b) He had failed in an assassination attempt.
(c) He was embezzling money.
(d) He had struck a deal with the Soviets.

14. What effect did Yue Daiyun believe the elimination of "middle characters" would have on student readers?
(a) Readers would suffer from unattainable ideals.
(b) Readers would emulate the literary characters.
(c) Readers would distrust the new literature.
(d) Readers would lower their personal behavioral standards.

15. Durig the summer of 1968, how many students were killed by New Beida students?
(a) Three.
(b) Five.
(c) One.
(d) Two.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Yue Dainyun always dislike Confucianism?

2. What was meant by saying that Nie Yuanzi could "touch heaven"?

3. What did Tang Dan want to do for the Jinggang Mountain students?

4. Where were 21 people killed in campus warfare?

5. In Chinese belief, what do physical cataclysms often foretell?

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