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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 causes Yuan to remain solitary when he's in America?
(a) His native pride.
(b) His writing consumes his life.
(c) His lack of communication skills.
(d) He is suspicious of Americans.

2. What is Meng's occupation?
(a) Revolutionary
(b) Poet.
(c) Shopkeeper.
(d) Warlord.

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

4. Who does not talk when Yuan meets the rest of the family?
(a) Ai-lan.
(b) Ai-lan's mother.
(c) Meng.
(d) Sheng.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Yuan feel about arranged marriage?

2. What is Yuan afraid of while he is living with Ai-lan and her mother?

3. Who is the maid friends with?

4. Why does Yuan dislike being around the poor people?

5. How does Yuan feel when he wears his new clothes and looks in the mirror?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Yuan have reservations about joining the revolutionary cause?

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

3. What is Yuan's reaction to his reflection in the mirror when he first tries on city clothes?

4. What does Yuan think of the women at the pleasure houses?

5. When Yuan is sitting by his ill father at the fire, what causes Yuan to start to resent him again?

6. Why is Yuan so focused in his studies in America?

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

8. After he finds out his father is sick, why do the guards accompany Yuan back to his father's home?

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

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

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