The Ugly American Test | Final Test - Hard

William J. Lederer
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Knox decide to do?

2. What is the State Department's reply to MacWhite's policy suggestions?

3. What does Emma do to introduce the longer handled brooms?

4. What project does MacWhite give Atkins to work on?

5. Who does U Maung Swe suggest America send to foreign lands instead of clueless executives?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The title of the book is "The Ugly American," and in every chapter, there is someone who fits this description, when defining "ugly" in more than the traditional sense. Review each chapter and define how the main character was "ugly." In Chapter 1, it is Louis Sears, calling the natives strange little monkeys. In Chapter 13, it is the State Department. Prepare a list with the name of the "ugly" person or entity and explain by what definition they are ugly.

Essay Topic 2

Pretend you have just received an assignment from the State Department and you will be working in Laos for two years. What is your expectation today in the way of training and preparation from the State Department. How did will that differ from the training and preparation in the 1950s and 1960s, according to this book?

Essay Topic 3

Why was Louis Sears so successful in his career through the political process in America, and Gilbert MacWhite forced to resign? Is this fair? Do you think this method of promoting unqualified people is going on today as well?

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