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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How long is Adeline allowed to wear her medal?
2. How long after Adeline's mother dies does her father remarry?
3. Which one of these words does NOT describe Adeline's new home in Shanghai?
4. How old was Little Sister the last time she saw Niang?
5. Other than Chinese, which language is favored by the people in Adeline's town?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Adeline's relationship with PLT.
2. Why are Adeline and Wu Chen-mei perfect friends?
3. What mysteriously happens shortly after the Japanese start to look for Father at his house?
4. Why does the family consider Adeline to be bad luck?
5. Why does Adeline come home with a medal on her uniform?
6. Describe Adeline's experience leaving school on the first day.
7. Why does Father give her a map and why is it significant?
8. What does Adeline do that Niang says she will never forgive?
9. Describe how the children plot against Niang and the final result of their actions.
10. Why does Aunt Baba say that she would like a job?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Father and Niang tell Adeline and her siblings that they want to teach them a lesson about austerity. Are they sincere in their actions? Why or why not? Is there a dichotomy between the children? Do Father and Niang live a life of austerity? Why or why not? Use specific examples to support your position.
Essay Topic 2
Niang treats her own children vastly different from Adeline and her siblings. Choose two siblings in addition to Adeline and describe how Niang treats them in specific situations. Compare and contrast her treatment of these characters to Little Brother and Little Sister. What, according to your personal thoughts, are her motivations for treating these children differently?
Essay Topic 3
How important is it that Niang is Eurasian and not fully Chinese in the novel? Explain instances that highlight Niang's mixed heritage and the importance of it in various situations.
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