Dragon Bones: A Novel Test | Final Test - Hard

Lisa See
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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 branding, cutting off the feet, cutting off the nose, castration, and death?

2. Where does David tell Fitzwilliams some of the items to be auctioned originated?

3. What does the ruyi prove?

4. What does Michael enjoy more than anything?

5. With whom does Hulan have dinner?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does David tell the person from Cosgrove about the artifacts from Lily?

2. What does Hulan ask Stuart about after David leaves for Hong Kong, and what does he tell her about Lily and about himself and artifacts?

3. What does David see Ma and Fitzwilliams doing, and what does Ma ask David to do?

4. What does Hulan know about her and David after he leaves for Hong Kong and what does she resolve to do?

5. How does Stuart feel about the dam project and why does he think it is a good project?

6. Who is David surprised to find at the auction and what does he do with him?

7. What happens to David right after the auction? Who helps him?

8. What does Angela say about Brian's notebook? What does she think about his death? What does Hulan ask her to do?

9. What does David do as soon as he realizes Stuart is in danger?

10. With whom does David sit during the auction? What is explained to David? Who bids on the ruyi?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In most fiction, readers would like all the loose ends to be neatly "tied up." Discuss the following:

1. Do you think Dragon Bones is successful as a detective novel? Why or why not.

2. What about this book would motivate you to read another of Lisa See's books? What would discourage you from doing so?

3. Were all the "loose ends" satisfactorily settled for you? Why or why not.

Essay Topic 2

In any detective novel, there are clues that point both to the real criminal(s) versus those that are designed to mislead the readers in order to add suspense. Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze 5 clues that are designed to let the astute reader figure out who is the criminal(s).

2. Trace and analyze 5 clues that are designed to mislead even the astute reader in figuring out who is the criminal(s).

3. Do you enjoy being mislead in a mystery/suspense novel? Why or why not.

Essay Topic 3

Liu Hulan is a rare and powerful figure in China as a woman of wealth in a power position with the most feared political group, the Ministry of Public Security. From her deals with the heads of state to her father to her upbringing and her current position, Hulan has led a life few in China even dream of having.

1. What do you think the above statement suggests about the role of women in China. Use examples from Dragon Bones and your own life to support your answer.

2. Discuss some of the reasons the Ministry of Public Security would be feared in a country with a totalitarian government. Use examples from Dragon Bones and your own life to support your answer.

3. How do you think turning her own father in as a criminal affected Hulan as a person? Use examples from Dragon Bones and your own life to support your answer.

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