The Sympathizer Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Viet Thanh Nguyen
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 122 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

The Sympathizer Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Viet Thanh Nguyen
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 122 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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 name of Bon's wife?

2. Who is the author of Asian Communism and the Oriental Mode of Destruction?

3. What food does Madame offer to the narrator when he visits in Chapter 8?

4. Who is the young student that the narrator describes discussing Mao with him and Man in Chapter 11?

5. What is the name of the older Vietnamese brother in the Auteur's film?

Short Essay Questions

1. How would you describe the narrator's relationship with the Auteur?

2. Whom does the narrator become entranced by at the wedding in Chapter 7? Why?

3. What does the narrator say about the crapulent major's death in Chapter 7?

4. How is the theme of sympathy explored in Chapter 12?

5. Where are the Vietnamese refugees taken after arriving in America in Chapter 4?

6. How does the narrator become injured in Chapter 11?

7. Who is the Congressman and how is his character first introduced?

8. Who are the main characters in the film The Hamlet?

9. How does the narrator describe the task of a spy in Chapter 11?

10. What does the narrator fear when he is called in to speak with the General at the opening of the store in Chapter 5? Why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is life like for the Vietnamese refugees once they arrive in America? Where does the narrator secure assistance and work? How does he get Bon work? Where do the narrator and Bon live?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the theme of betrayal in the novel. What are examples of acts of betrayal committed by the narrator and other characters? How is this theme supported through imagery, symbolism, and setting?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the methods used for communication between the narrator and Man. How do they send letters to one another and what is used for invisible ink? How does the narrator record documents and photos to send to Man?

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