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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Yuan attends the secret meeting, how is he regarded by the rest of the members?
(a) They purposely ignore him.
(b) They are immediately suspicious of him.
(c) They are immediately happy to have him.
(d) They are too busy to notice him.

2. What is Wu Li-yang's occupation?
(a) Writer.
(b) Begger.
(c) Teacher.
(d) Revolutionary.

3. Which of the following is a common theme throughout the first part of the book?
(a) Dealing with the absence of a father.
(b) Running from one's self.
(c) Family pride.
(d) Being scared of war.

4. Who built the earthen house that Yuan stays?
(a) Yuan's father.
(b) A prominent social figure in the town.
(c) Yuan's grandfather.
(d) A mysterious man that many fear.

5. Who is Wang the Landlord?
(a) Yuan's classmate.
(b) One of the tenants Yuan stayed with in the countryside.
(c) Yuan's grandfather.
(d) Yuan's uncle.

Short Answer Questions

1. What causes Jim and Yuan's relationship to end?

2. What does Ai-lan's mother want Yuan to do?

3. What emotions are on the faces of the villagers as Yuan is leaving?

4. What does Yuan notice about the letter his father sends him?

5. What does the letter Yuan receives from his father say?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Yuan go to the coastal city to see his sister and her mother?

2. When Yuan travels to the earthen home that once belonged to his grandfather, why do the people look at him suspiciously?

3. In Chapter 1, why does Yuan feel trapped?

4. How is danger for the revolutionaries foreshadowed when Yuan, Ai-lan, and the lady mother are on the way to meet Yuan's uncle?

5. Why does Yuan sometimes make his homeland seem more perfect than it is?

6. What reason does Yuan's teacher give for Yuan not being able to give the meaning of his own poem?

7. What does Yuan do when he sees the poor people outside the pleasure house? What does he think of the poor?

8. Why do Sheng and Yuan separate once they arrive in America?

9. When Yuan watches Wang the Tiger warm his hands by the fire and sees how frail he looks, how does he feel about him?

10. Why does Yuan finally decide to learn to dance at the pleasure houses?

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