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

Adeline Yen Mah
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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. Where do the Shillings travel after they leave Hong Kong?

2. How does Adeline feel after winning the class presidency?

3. Why is their election unusual?

4. Who meets them at the airport?

5. What book is Adeline reading when she is surprised by her classmate and her mother in the library?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Adeline finally leave St. Joseph's?

2. How is it decided who will sleep on the cots on the China Star?

3. How is Adeline finally able to attend Wu Chen-mei's birthday party?

4. Describe the scene at Big Sister's wedding.

5. Describe the scene when the Shilling family and Adeline arrive at the Shanghai household.

6. How does Father react to the situation?

7. What is Adeline's initial punishment from Niang and what does Adeline wish for?

8. What does Adeline fantasize about at night?

9. Describe what happens when Adeline arrives home for lunch.

10. Summarize Adeline's speech as a class president nominee.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

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.

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