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Yue Daiyun
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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. Why did Yue Daiyun draw a line between herself and her husband's family?
(a) They were unkind to her.
(b) They were bourgeois intellectuals.
(c) They were outspoken anti-Communists.
(d) They were unlearned peasants.

2. What unexpected speaker came to the meeting on July 22 during the student struggles?
(a) Jiang Qing.
(b) Chairman Mao.
(c) Tao Zhu.
(d) Mao Anqing.

3. Why was paying workers according to production criticized?
(a) It was capitalist exploitation.
(b) It favored those who worked hardest.
(c) It led to decreased overall yield.
(d) It was unfair to those who slacked in their work.

4. What necessary tool did the Beida students accuse the work team of failing to employ?
(a) Reason.
(b) Logic.
(c) Compassion.
(d) Violence.

5. What political decision did Yue Daiyun make upon her return to Beida after her two-year absence?
(a) To become a leader in the field of literary history.
(b) To focus on social issues and her studies.
(c) To avoid social issues and concentrate on her studies.
(d) To carefully select which social issues should involve her.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was returning to Beijing in 1966 disheartening for Yue Daiyun?

2. What percentage of workers charged as rightists were work units expected to unveil in 1958?

3. What does Yue Daiyun do to comfort the injured Lao Shi?

4. What effect did the Four Clean-Ups campaign have on Yue Daiyun's thinking?

5. Who were the first enemies of the Communists to be punished by being publicly paraded?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the peasants react to the decision to distribute work points evenly, with eight each day for women and ten per day for men?

2. Why weren't the peasants reassured by the harsh treatment of their former landlords?

3. Why was Yue Daiyun unworried about the criticism she was to face?

4. How were the landlords treated by the local Communist Party committee?

5. Why did Yue Daiyun object to Lao Tang's brother's wife?

6. What does it mean to "draw a line" between yourself and another person?

7. What was the rationale for sending Chinese literature students to work in the mines?

8. How did the newspaper articles during the Four Clean-Ups confuse Yue Daiyun?

9. What did Yue Daiyun see in Old Uncle that she had never seen among the intellectuals?

10. How was Yue Daiyun used during the Four Clean-Ups campaign in 1965?

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