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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. In Honolulu, what does Kingston's friend, the dancer, report about Kingston's ancestral village?
(a) family members had been forced out to build apartments
(b) the people in the village are ignorant and lazy
(c) the people are housed and fed
(d) the people greeted her with a parade

2. How does Kingston show that the main character is enjoying his feast with the woman of the house in "The Ghostmate"?
(a) Kingston describes the disgusting way that the young man eats.
(b) Kingston says that the young man hears a deer cry.
(c) Kingston says the meal lasts a long while.
(d) Kingston says he feeds like an aristocrat.

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

4. What do the women do to help stir the cool female winds inside Tang's body?
(a) unwrap the bindings from Tang's feet
(b) make Tang sit in the rain and wind
(c) giveTang tea with white chrysanthemums
(d) make Tang wash the bandages used to bind his feet

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who were the Gold Mountain Sojourners?

3. What culture is the character Maui from in "On Mortality Again"?

4. Which best describes the setting of "On Fathers"?

5. What is the significance of the court case, Chae Chan Ping v. The United States?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the tenets of the philosophy of living multiple lives until you learn an important lesson.

3. Tell what the Four Valuable Things are and explain their importance to the Chinese culture.

4. Describe grandmother's attitude toward grandfather, Ah Goong, citing examples from the chapter "The Grandfather of the Sierra Nevada Mountains."

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

6. How do the Chinese workers organize a strike against the railroad company without the "white demons" finding out?

7. At the end of the "The Laws," Kingston predicts that the 1980 census may show that a million or more ethnic Chinese will be living in the United States. Why does she have to predict the census numbers?

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

9. Explain the irony of Maui the Trickster' s demise in "On Mortality Again."

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

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