Q.1 Describe Phnom Penh before the genocide and narrators family life. Describe her mother’s physical appearance. Is this an advantage?
Phnom Penh was a busy capital city before the genocide while the narrator was a precocious child who loved the open city markets, fried crickets, chicken, fights and sassing her parents. Her mother was beautiful and was from a high-ranking government official.
Q.2 Describe the soldiers
The soldiers were inhuman and they treat people mercilessly which made the families to move from one village to another so as to make them to survive.
Q.3 what happens to the city and family once the soldiers arrive?
Once the soldiers arrived Ungs family was forced to flee their home and which made them to change their lifestyle from the privilege one.
Q.4 what was the official reason for leaving the city?
The official reason why the people of the city left it was to survive. They wanted to seek refuge because there were rumors that US will bomb the city and that the people will be allowed to return when it is safe.
Q.5 what is the angkar
Angkar means the organization which is the meaning of Cambodia new government who are sent to be re-educated and never return to the village.
Q.6 what happens to the family in the village during the rainy season?
Food is scarce and rationed to the villagers who struggle to live with what they have, due to the fact that food is scarce and fires are hard to make during the rainy season.
Q.7 what is meant by base people and new people
Base people were true, unspoiled Cambodians and they have stayed in the village from the time of revolution. The new people were those who have migrated from the city.
Q.8 what are the new rules in the village of Roleap?
In Roleap, there was new rule which required that people farm for the government.
Q.9 what power do base people posses?
The base people have the power to use any of the facilities in the village while the others are forced to leave when the soldiers say so the base people were to stay. The base people had power compared to the new people as they were allowed to grow and eat their own food while the new people were allowed to eat the rationed food only.