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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 does Kingston's Father avoid the draft?
(a) The doctors say Father was too skinny.
(b) The doctors say he is too fat.
(c) The Chinese American landlord pulls strings to get Father released.
(d) The doctors find ink in his blood.

2. Why was Ch'u Yuan banished from the Center and from the Royal Court?
(a) The King asks Ch'u Yuan to spread his philosophy to the outer world.
(b) Ch'u Yuan is a spy for the Ch'in army.
(c) Ch'u Yuan seeks the opinion of fishermen and other non-royals.
(d) The King blames Ch'u Yuan for losing the war against Ch'in.

3. When the fish-and-game wardens and sheriff deputies use dogs to search for the Wild Man, why is their search so short?
(a) The dogs find no scent to follow.
(b) The officers are getting bitten by mosquitoes
(c) The officers are sure the sightings are a mass hallucination.
(d) The searchers are convinced that no one could live in the swamp.

4. Who travels to Alaska during the Driving Out to help end the violence?
(a) Other company strikers from around the state
(b) President of the United States
(c) The Calvary
(d) Alaska's governor

5. The author of "The Li Sao" is
(a) Ch'u Yuan, China's earliest known poet
(b) Kingston, when she was a teenager
(c) The Goddess of the Hsiang River
(d) Uncle Kau Goong

Short Answer Questions

1. For what does the doctor at the jail treat the Wild Man?

2. What does Say Goong call a "sky chicken"?

3. How does Kingston's brother describe the Navy?

4. What drives the Wild Man to hysterics while he is in the jail?

5. From whom do MaMa and Father have to keep their savings a secret?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of the last line in "The Hundred-Year-Old Man"?

2. Explain why the Hundred-Year-Old Man's answer about how to stop the war in Vietnam is so simple.

3. Compare and contrast Uncle Bun's beliefs about the benefits of communism and his dreams of a Communist World and Father's political beliefs.

4. Analyze Kingston's narrative about Uncle Kau Goong and his elderly wife. Explain why Great Aunt goes to Hong Kong and then back to China. Describe Uncle Kau's response to Great Aunt's pleas to be together again. Students might suggest the importance of Kau's final words on the subject: "We belong here (America)!"

5. Summarize Kingston's childhood account of seeing a "Wild Man" every day when she and her sister walked to school.

6. What evidence in "The Wild Man of the Green Swamp" is there that shows the Wild Man's ingenuity?

7. What is the significance of Kingston's modern Auntie's marriage to I Fu?

8. Compare and contrast grandfather Ah Goong's experiences during the Driving Out with those that took place in Alaska according to Kingston's narrative.

9. What does Kingston mean at the end of "Alaska China Men" when she writes, ". . . perhaps any China Man was China Joe"?

10. Explain the irony of the mandarins requesting more ships in the story the Filipino scholar tells in "On Listening."

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