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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. Who is Guan Goong?
(a) the God of War and Literature
(b) a hero from China's revolution
(c) one of Kingston's grandfathers
(d) an actor in a play in Sacramento

2. What is an immortal?
(a) A person who hurts others without regret.
(b) A magician who can stop time.
(c) A human who lives forever, according to legend
(d) A character in tales who dies at the end of the story.

3. Which best describes the author when she sends money to her cousin in China?
(a) a child in California
(b) an adult in California
(c) a child in China
(d) an adult in China

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

5. Who were the Gold Mountain Sojourners?
(a) the men who mined the gold in America
(b) the white demons that control the immigrant Chinese men
(c) the men who went to America and then returned to China
(d) the teachers who graded papers every night for the Chinese children

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is this Maui's last deed?

2. What is the last thing the women do to prepare Tang to meet the queen?

3. What finally makes Tu Tzu-chun break his silence?

4. What two actions result from the Scott Act of 1888?

5. How long had Ed been away from China before he and MaMa were reunited in New York City?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain how the author of "The Ghostmate" cues the reader that the main character represents any China Man in their youth.

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

3. In "On Mortality," how does the author make the reader sympathize with Tu when he is born as a deaf-mute girl child?

4. Describe the elements of fantasy Kingston uses to characterize Maui the Trickster in "On Mortality Again."

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

6. Describe the way great grandfather Bak Goong ends up working in the Sandalwood Mountains in Hawaii?

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

8. Compare and contrast the proverbs "On Mortality" and "On Mortality Again."

9. Describe how the author uses personification in "The Great Grandfather from the Sandalwood Mountains." Give examples from the text.

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

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