Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Adeline Yen Mah
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the siblings nickname the room where Little Sister and Fourth Brother live?

2. Why does Wu Chun-mei beg Adeline to come to her house?

3. How old is Adeline when she leaves her home and is separated from her Aunt Baba?

4. To whom will Big Sister be married?

5. Where is Adeline dropped off?

Essay 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

Why is it fitting that Adeline comes home from school with a medal on her chest in the opening sentences of the novel? What does that medal signify? Why is it the ideal situation to open the novel?

Essay Topic 3

In the beginning of the novel, Adeline says that to believe in one single positive dream is more important than a thousand negative realities. Do you think that Adeline lives this way as a child? Why or why not? What positive things happen to Adeline to counterbalance all of her negative instances? Name three positive things that happen to Adeline and how you feel they affected her.

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