Dreams of Joy: A Novel Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What will make it more difficult for Pearl to search for Joy?
(a) Registering her information.
(b) Having no money.
(c) Having no transportation.
(d) Having her passport taken.

2. According to Auntie Hu, how can Pearl reclaim many of her old belongings?
(a) In pawn shops.
(b) By asking the neighbors for help.
(c) By petitioning the government.
(d) By finding all the receipts in the trunks in the attic.

3. What assignment is Joy given?
(a) That of arranging a propaganda play for the village about the Marriage Law.
(b) Running the village nursery.
(c) Giving music lessons to the village children.
(d) Giving English lessons to the village children.

4. Why does Z.G. rebuke Joy?
(a) For laughing at one of the village elders.
(b) For not being properly respectful to him.
(c) For sneaking off with Tao.
(d) For feeling pride in her performance.

5. What has happened to Kumei from the age of five on?
(a) She has had terrible nightmares.
(b) She has had aspirations of becoming an artist.
(c) She has terrible, almost-daily headaches.
(d) She is raped nightly from her husband in an arranged marriage.

6. What does Pearl learn from Z. G.'s servant?
(a) Z. G. has met Joy.
(b) Z. G. is being honored in Beijing that month.
(c) Joy is not with Z. G.
(d) Z. G. has been sent to the countryside to redeem himself.

7. Why is Z. G. sent back to the commune?
(a) To show how much he has progressed.
(b) To teach the peasants how to produce propaganda posters.
(c) To supervise Joy and Tao.
(d) To find a young person to mentor.

8. What does Pearl think she would have done if life had treated her a bit more kindly?
(a) Found Joy and gotten out of China already.
(b) Had several of her own children.
(c) Married a young, handsome professor like Dun.
(d) Lived to a ripe old age in the Shanghai of her youth.

9. What does the FBI want Sam to do?
(a) Set up a meeting with some Chinese Communists.
(b) Turn in Joy as a Communist sympathizer.
(c) Work undercover for them in San Francisco.
(d) Work undercover for them in China.

10. What is Dandelion Number Eight People's Commune?
(a) A poster Z. G. paints.
(b) A group of protestors.
(c) A merging of Green Dragon Village and some nearby villages.
(d) A poster Joy paints.

11. Who are the narrator(s) in "Dreams of Joy"?
(a) Joy and Joe.
(b) Sam and Joy.
(c) Pearl and an unknown character.
(d) Joy and Pearl.

12. Who is chasing Joy from the United States?
(a) Pearl.
(b) Joe.
(c) No one.
(d) May.

13. Where is Joy wandering just after she runs away from home?
(a) Golden Gate Park.
(b) Fisherman's Wharf.
(c) The Presidio.
(d) The streets of Chinatown.

14. Why does Z. G. arrange for Joy and Tao to have art lessons together?
(a) They both have similar talent.
(b) So Z. G. can discourage Tao from being interested in Joy.
(c) So Z. G. can discourage Joy from being interested in Tao.
(d) So they can spend time together away from the prying eyes of the commune.

15. Who explains to Pearl that China has a large export business?
(a) The CEO of the largest export business in China.
(b) Z. G.
(c) A worker from Soo Yuen Benevolent Association.
(d) The agent in immigration.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is actually Joy's biological mother?

2. What do Pearl's housemates say about her when she returns from Auntie Hu's home?

3. How does the Chinese government view romance?

4. How does Joy feel about returning to the commune?

5. How does the Captain of the ship from Hong Kong cheat Joy?

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