The Ugly American Test | Final Test - Easy

William J. Lederer
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 138 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

The Ugly American Test | Final Test - Easy

William J. Lederer
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 138 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does MacWhite ask Atkins to do?
(a) Move to Sarkhan
(b) Move to Burma
(c) Leave the room
(d) Return to the United States

2. What was Senator Brown's conclusion after his tiring trip?
(a) Americans should not be allowed to travel to Southeast Asia
(b) The communists are making serious inroads into Southeast Asia
(c) Everything is just as the embassy says it is
(d) Embassy procedures need a serious renovation

3. What organization does U Maung Swe speak of that provided aid in an acceptable manner?
(a) The Ford Foundation
(b) GMAC
(c) Union Carbide
(d) The Gates Foundation

4. What are the main requests MacWhite makes for a change of policy in foreign service personnel?
(a) Bring only military style clothes, restrict travel within the country, and no fraternization with natives
(b) Better training as cooks, recruit blonde women only, and raise the salary of the Ambassador
(c) Learn the language of the country assigned to, commit to two years, no luxuries, no private autos, be well versed in communism ideology
(d) Reduce pay for servants, limit the number of parties per week, and ride bicycles to work

5. What is the common problem of the village elderly?
(a) They are grossly overweight
(b) They cannot speak English
(c) Backs are curved and they walk bent over
(d) Their teeth have fallen out

6. What does Emma do to introduce the longer handled brooms?
(a) She buys time on the local television station for an advertisement
(b) She opens her own store
(c) She hires a salesperson to peddle the new invention
(d) Finds a local reed that will work and uses it herself in front of the villagers

7. What event does Hillandale get invited to soon after arriving in Sarkhan?
(a) A going away party for Louis Sears
(b) A reception honoing Donald and Roger
(c) Dinner at the Phillipines Embassy
(d) Dinner at Marie MacIntosh's house

8. Senator Brown wanted to talk to real soldiers and natives. Who did he talk to?
(a) Real soldiers and natives
(b) Actors and actresses
(c) Only people placed by the embassy
(d) Embassy staff and their spouses

9. What Senate Committee does he chair?
(a) Judicial Review
(b) Armament & Manpower
(c) Ways and Means
(d) Foreign Affairs

10. What disturbs Knox about the Conference he is attending?
(a) He cannot speak Cambodian
(b) There are no other Americans at the conference
(c) There is insufficient American food available
(d) The proposals for further aid are for ambitious military plans

11. In 1958, what percentage of the Foreign Service officer corps could speak a language other than English?
(a) 85
(b) 100
(c) 10
(d) 50%

12. What does Knox say to the headman of the village when he is asked why he left America to come to Cambodia?
(a) I was asked to leave the country
(b) I am interested in becoming a communist
(c) I wanted to find a Cambodian wife
(d) I like people and chickens.

13. How successful is Emma's introduction of the long handled broom?
(a) It is a complete failure and she loses her investment
(b) Four years later she receives a letter saying none of the elderly have bent backs
(c) The villagers buy her a vacuum cleaner
(d) A new type of broom is named after her

14. What is Knox told when he proposes to bring in more roosters and chickens to Cambodia?
(a) We are turning your proposals over to a committee
(b) The money could be better spent on military plans
(c) The money could be better spent on cattle
(d) This is a great idea and you have our full support

15. When the men finish reading the books, what does Monet say?
(a) Mao needs to see a counselor
(b) Let us begin a book club for the villagers
(c) The French methods of war are better
(d) Mao is right and we have been wrong

Short Answer Questions

1. What does U Maung Swe say is the reason America has lost its prestige in Asia?

2. How long does the conference go well before there are problems?

3. What was the cause of Captain Boning's distraction?

4. What does Emma decide is actually the problem?

5. The authors say the American embassies overseas are so busy trying to entertain visiting American VIP's that they resemble what?

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