Daughter of Fortune Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What is Joaquin's job?

2. Tao Chi'en goes to work for whom?

3. How long have Eliza and Joaquin been lovers when she notices him drifting from her?

4. Where does John's ship sail before going to England?

5. What does Rose ask two maids to do for Eliza?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Feliciano think it is pointless for Paulina to have a bank account in her name?

2. Why has Rose never been married?

3. How does Mama Fresia find out that Eliza is seeing Joaquin?

4. Why does Eliza go by the name Elias Andieta?

5. How does Rose begin to behave after she realizes her daughter has run away?

6. Why does Eliza begin to doubt that Joaquin Murieta was her lover, Joaquin?

7. Why don't Rose Sommers and Mama Fresia try to stop Eliza from delivering her letter to Joaquin?

8. How does Rose feel about Eliza spending a lot of time in the kitchen?

9. Which female character do you think most defies the typical role of women in society?

10. How does Jacob react when John tells him that Eliza has run off in search of her lover?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explore the minor character Ah Toy. What seems to be her driving force? Why is it important that a woman doing horrible things has such a long lifespan ahead of her? What message does that convey to the reader?

Essay Topic 2

The sage's theory is that happiness comes from serving others. If this idea is accurate, which characters in the story should be the happiest? Do they seem happy? Which characters seem the least happy? Use examples from the novel to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

There are a few characters in Daughter of Fortune who have similar experiences with different outcomes. How do class differences dictate consequences of actions in this novel? Does race or gender play a role?

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