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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who bumps into Jacob during dinner?
2. Why is it impossible that Eliza left with Joaquin?
3. What is the name of the doctor that Tao Chi'en befriends?
4. Who says: "People come out west to escape the past and begin anew, but our obsessions pursue us, like the wind"?
5. What is the name of the women Tao Chi'en falls in love with?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
What is the significance of Lin's ghost? How does she help to move the plot along? What does she represent for Tao Chi'en?
Essay Topic 3
What function does Paulina play in the plot? What themes are portrayed through her character? How is she similar or different than the other female characters?
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