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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. Who meets them at the airport?
2. What surprise does Adeline make in her speech?
3. Who is the first person at home who Adeline tells of her victory?
4. How old is Big Sister when she is married?
5. In addition to being president, what else will the winner be?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Adeline fantasize about at night?
2. Describe what happens shortly after Adeline returns home after winning the class presidency.
3. Describe the political situation when Adeline boards the plane for Tianjin.
4. How does Adeline finally leave St. Joseph's?
5. What does Adeline attribute her victory to?
6. How does Father react to the situation?
7. How is Adeline finally able to attend Wu Chen-mei's birthday party?
8. How does November 30th become Adeline birthday date?
9. Which Shakespeare play does Adeline have an emotional reaction to during class and why?
10. Describe how Adeline realizes Niang has learned about the secret gift from Grand Aunt.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the significance of the Chinese New Year for the Chinese people. In Chapter 9, Adeline discusses the Chinese New Year. How are the gifts received by Adeline and her sibling symbolize and exemplify their status in the family? Explain what they receive and why these gifts are symbolic, especially when compared to the gifts given to Fourth Brother and Little Sister.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Explain in detail how the international playwriting competition Adeline enters significantly transforms her life.
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