The Ugly American Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

William J. Lederer
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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 is the recruitment team's message to the audience regarding the necessity to learn foreign languages or deal with the natives of the country they are posted to?

2. How many acres of land were involved in this incident?

3. Who is Magsaysay?

4. Why is this not good evidence?

5. How does she occupy her evenings?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way is Ambassador Gray's plans diminishing the plans of Senator Brown?

2. Why does the shrine the shrine to Emma have short reeds placed in front of t?

3. What was the impact of Sears' behavior?

4. Why does MacWhite ask this man, whose proposals have been summarily rejected by the Vietnamese officials, to move to Sarkhan?

5. Describe Louis Krupitzyn as he assumes his post in Sarkhan.

6. What key elements of the Sarkhanese people did Hillandale realize when reaching Sarkhan?

7. Why would it be patriotic for someone to join the foreign service?

8. Why do the men study the literature of the enemy?

9. Why does Sears want Joe Bing?

10. Describe Sears' attitude towards the Sarkhanese people.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why do the American newspapers cited in the book so neglectful about reporting news from countries other than our own? What would be the advantage of American citizens learning about other cultures? What would this knowledge do to assist someone living in your town?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Father Finian in detail, beginning with his physical appearance, and then his ideals, goals, methods and thought processes. Was he an effective tool against communism in Burma? Why?

Essay Topic 3

What would you do if you were President? Is the title of Chapter 13. If you were President of the USA in 1955 and read this book, list the top twenty actions you would take to address the problems outlined in The Ugly American.

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