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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 is the significance of the court case, Chae Chan Ping v. The United States?
(a) Congressmen call for the United States to be made up of a limited amount of elderly Chinese people.
(b) This is the first case to address the issue of Sojourners.
(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.

2. What do the two old women do to Tang Ao with the needles?
(a) pierce Tang's tongue
(b) pierce Tang's ears
(c) pin Tang's ears to his head
(d) sew Tang's lips shut

3. Where do Ed and MaMa go after Ed is ousted from the laundry business?
(a) to Alaska
(b) to the movies
(c) to Long Island
(d) to California

4. In what year did the U.S. immigration laws discard the Western Hemisphere quota and move to a worldwide quota?
(a) 1978
(b) 1948
(c) 1976
(d) 1950

5. What is the Chinaman's hat in "The Great Grandfather of the Sandalwood Mountains"?
(a) the top of Sandalwood Mountain
(b) an island
(c) a hat to protect the Chinese workers
(d) the place in town where Chinese workers gamble

Short Answer Questions

1. What were the Chinese wives most likely afraid of when their husbands left for Gold Mountain?

2. What is the meaning of the word hastening in the opening lines of "On Fathers"?

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

4. What signed document states that Chinese and Americans could freely travel, trade, and live in either country?

5. Tu cannot deliver his messages and take care of his urgent things after he exits the tunnel because _____________________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of the long path that leads to the widow's house in "The Ghostmate"?

2. Describe the way the women pierce Tang Ao's ears and what they do to keep the holes open. Include examples of sensory details the author uses in the text.

3. Describe how Kingston feels about her father from China. Use details from the text to support your conclusions.

4. Explain how prior knowledge or a similar experience can help a reader understand the events that occur in "On Fathers."

5. What is the purpose for making Tang Ao's capture so easy it could be done by women?

6. What purpose is served when Bak Goong tells his fellow workers the tale about the King who fathered a prince with cat ears and keeps it a secret?

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. Do you think this chapter "On Fathers" takes place in China or in America? Give reasons for your choice, citing examples from the text.

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

10. 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.

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