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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. How many fortunes does Tu Tzu-chun spend?
(a) three
(b) two
(c) none
(d) one

2. What finally makes Tu Tzu-chun break his silence?
(a) Tu sees her baby's head smashed against the rocks.
(b) Tu Tzu-chun screamed when he heard his wife's bones being broken.
(c) Tu speaks for the first time.
(d) The pain Tu Tzu-chun feels when he's being tortured.

3. Which details from the text imply that Father is a successful business man?
(a) He wears a coat with tobacco smell.
(b) He is tall and thin.
(c) He wears two-hundred dollar suits and good leather shoes with wingtips.
(d) He continues his walk down our street.

4. How might Kingston's father's life have been different had he passed the Imperial Examinations with honors?
(a) Kingston's father may not have come to Gold Mountain.
(b) Kingston's father may not have had to work a single day in his life.
(c) Kingston's father may have married an American woman.
(d) Kingston's father may have traveled the world in luxury.

5. What does the monk tell Tu Tzu-chun about the task he has in store for Tu?
(a) All that you will see and feel will be illusions.
(b) Talk, or I'll dash its head against the rocks.
(c) Hide your broken arms in your sleeves.
(d) Swallow these three white pills.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the stranger respond to the children's mistake?

2. Why do the basketmen stop working in autumn?

3. In "The Ghostmate," what does the young man see along the path that comforts him a little?

4. How does great grandfather Bak Goong break the rules of silence while working in Sandalwood Mountain?

5. What indicates to the young man in "The Ghostmate" that the woman is "old style"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the basis of the queue tax.

2. Why would Tang beg to have the bandages replaced tightly after having the them removed from his feet?

3. Explain how the author uses foreshadowing in the first two lines of "On Mortality."

4. Explain the progression of laws that at first limited Chinese family members from entering the U.S. to the laws that allowed them entry whether the quota had been met or not.

5. Describe how the widow in "The Ghostmate" uses the young man's talents against him.

6. Explain the Fair Share Refugee Act of 1960.

7. Why does Bak Goong have so much trouble staying quiet while working in the cane fields?

8. Identify and describe two historical allusions Kingston makes in "The Grandfather of the Sierra Nevada Mountains."

9. What explanation does the tale of Tu Tzu-chun give for the "Mongolian spot" in "On Mortality?"

10. Briefly describe the process of footbinding and tell why the women sing to him when tightly bandaging his feet.

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