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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. From what point of view is "On Fathers" written?
(a) third--person omniscient
(b) third-person limited
(c) first-person observer
(d) first-person narrative

2. What indicates to the young man in "The Ghostmate" that the woman is "old style"?
(a) the food is just the right temperature
(b) long combs and traditional eye make-up
(c) he does not like the clothing she left him
(d) she serves him a meal

3. Which Supreme Court case overturns San Francisco safety ordinances, thereby admitting that California laws are designed to harass Chinese immigrants?
(a) Yick Wo v. Hopkins
(b) Yue Ting v. The United States
(c) Chae Chan Ping v. The United States
(d) The United States v. Mrs. Cue Lim

4. Who is the narrator in this chapter?
(a) the stranger
(b) the author
(c) the father
(d) the mother

5. Which of the following from "The Ghostmate" shows that the young man is feeling guilty about not returning to his family?
(a) The young husband should have hinted for some leftovers to bring home.
(b) Instead he feeds like a zoo animal.
(c) His wife would enjoy hearing about his lucky night.
(d) He asks, "Do you live alone?"

Short Answer Questions

1. Who were the Gold Mountain Sojourners?

2. Why does Kingston grow up thinking her Father hates girls and women?

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

4. What does the monk tell Tu Tzu-chun about the task he has in store for Tu?

5. Which anti-Chinese law comes first?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. Explain the Fair Share Refugee Act of 1960.

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

5. 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.

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

7. How does Kingston employ humor in "On Mortality Again"?

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

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

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

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