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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. What makes Yuan feel trapped?
(a) His lack of money.
(b) His lack of education.
(c) His mother's lack of confidence in him.
(d) His father's controlling love.

2. Why does Yuan claim he cannot join the revolutionaries?
(a) He could never kill a man.
(b) His father would disapprove.
(c) He doesn't believe a revolution is necessary.
(d) He doesn't have the right uniform.

3. Instead of joining the protests and other revolutionist activities, what does Yuan do?
(a) Studies.
(b) Visits his plot of land.
(c) Goes dancing with Ai-lan.
(d) Spends time at the home his "lady mother" runs.

4. When Yuan writes to his father from America, what does he tell him?
(a) That he will return to his "lady mother's" house.
(b) That he will return to his father's house.
(c) That he never wants to return to his homeland.
(d) That he never wants to see him again.

5. What does Yuan think of the poor people in the city?
(a) He has no opinion of them.
(b) He would rather have them dead than bothering him on the streets.
(c) He wants to invite a group of them in for food.
(d) He doesn't want them around him, but doesn't want them to die.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Yuan find himself holding hands with after they ask him to join the revolutionaries' cause?

2. What causes Yuan to start paying more attention to Ai-lan's female friends then he previously did?

3. Who's friend is Wu Li-yang?

4. What does Ai-lan say she will teach Yuan to do?

5. What has Wang the Tiger chosen for Yuan?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the villagers respond to Yuan leaving the countryside?

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

3. What does Yuan do while he is in the countryside?

4. How does Sheng represent tradition? How does Meng represent revolution?

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

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

7. How does the maid turn into yet another trap for Yuan's freedom?

8. What reason does Yuan give for not being able to join the revolutionaries?

9. Why is Yuan so proud to call Ai-lan's mother his own mother?

10. What first gives Yuan the courage to stand up against his father about the arranged marriage?

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