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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the wife that great grandfather Bak Sook Goong takes back to China affect Kingston's heritage?
(a) The new wife refuses to blend with Bak Sook Goong's other wives, causing the first divorce in her family.
(b) The new wife insists on returning to Hawaii with the rest of the family, removing them from China for good.
(c) The new wife has no affect on Kingston's heritage.
(d) The new wife's children start the line of Hawaiian-Chinese family members.

2. What happens after the bird laughs in "On Mortality Again"?
(a) Hina wakes up.
(b) Maui quickly escapes.
(c) Maui is eaten by Hina.
(d) The land falls back into the sea.

3. What is the significance of the court case, Chae Chan Ping v. The United States?
(a) This is the first case to address the issue of Sojourners.
(b) Congressmen call for the United States to be made up of a limited amount of elderly Chinese people.
(c) This is the first case of a Chinese fighting against the Chinese Exclusion Acts.
(d) This case adds one year of hard labor for illegal Chinese immigrants before being deported.

4. In "The Ghostmate, what imagery does Kingston use when the main character arrives at the house?
(a) A bolt of lightning illuminates the young man at the door.
(b) The music that accompanies the young man turns dark.
(c) The storm dies when the young man knocks at a gate.
(d) The green and black trees twist and turn.

5. Which best describes the setting of "On Fathers"?
(a) the author's yard
(b) a street in Stockton, CA
(c) a farm in rural area
(d) downtown

6. Which railroad company building the Transcontinental Railroad does Ah Goong work for?
(a) the Central Pacific Railroad
(b) the Union Pacific Railroad
(c) The Mississippi Railroad
(d) The Colorado Railroad

7. What purpose does the mother character serve by entering the story at this point?
(a) She introduces a conflict that the children have to solve.
(b) She becomes the focus of the children so that they stop focusing on the stranger.
(c) She provides an adult female presence to balance the male presence of the stranger.
(d) She moves the plot along and explains how the children could make such a mistake.

8. Tu cannot deliver his messages and take care of his urgent things after he exits the tunnel because _____________________________.
(a) When he ermerges from the tunnel, he is lost.
(b) The tunnel is a passage to his rebirth as an infant.
(c) Explosions inside the tunnel made Tu deaf and mute.
(d) No one will listen to Tu's messages or help him with urgent matters.

9. What did the Displaced Persons Act passed in 1948 offer Chinese immigrants?
(a) between 1948-1954, ethnic Chinese could apply for citizenship.
(b) Special Citizenship Judges are appointed to get individual private bills passed for a price.
(c) Homes for Chinese immigrants are given to those who are homeles
(d) The act allows Chinese people to bring their close family members to the U.S.

10. Why does Kingston think that Stockton is a special place to live?
(a) Kingston could ride the trains anytime she wanted.
(b) Stockton, CA, is the only city with three intersecting railroads.
(c) Kingston's grandfathers worked on the tracks in Stockton where Kingston and her family live.
(d) Flocks of hoboes were always around the tracks, keeping the city entertaining.

11. What makes the author afraid to name the village in China where her family lives?
(a) Tourists of the United States are listed as missing in newspapers
(b) Kingston's mother insists she did not reveal their secret.
(c) Kingston's uncle threatens to kill her nephew if she does.
(d) stories of Communist arresting family member of immigrants

12. Where in the world is the Women's Land according to ancient scholars?
(a) China
(b) North America
(c) Africa
(d) Antarctica

13. What is the procedure that the women are using on Tang's feet called?
(a) bandaging
(b) swaddling
(c) footbinding
(d) streaming

14. What does the monk say Tu Tzu-chun has to do to repay him the third time?
(a) work for him on an important difficult task
(b) spend his fortune on others
(c) murder his wife
(d) spend another fortune

15. What two actions result from the Scott Act of 1888?
(a) suspending the Burlingame Treaty for 20 years and making Chinese men cut off their ponytails
(b) voiding Certificates of Return and requiring Certificate of Residence be shown on demand
(c) identifying free whites as eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship and giving African Aliens eligibility to apply for U.S. citizenshi
(d) defining

Short Answer Questions

1. Which best describes the genre of these two chapters: "The Ghostmate" and "The Father From America"?

2. What is Tang Ao doing when he meets the Queen?

3. What metaphor does Tang use to compare his bandages hanging to dry?

4. Why would the woman in "The Ghostmate" ask the young man to make her shoes?

5. How do the women manage to capture Tang Ao?

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