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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does a woman kill herself one day?
(a) Throwing herself in the way of the hay cutter.
(b) Falling on an old rusty sword unearthed in the field.
(c) Throwing herself down a well.
(d) Drinking poison.

2. Who is actually Joy's biological mother?
(a) May.
(b) Suan.
(c) Pearl.
(d) Ling.

3. How does Z. G. view Joy's relationship with Tao?
(a) He thinks she is too good for Tao.
(b) He thinks Joy would get bored with Tao.
(c) He thinks Joy would ruin Tao's life.
(d) He thinks Tao would be a wonderful husband.

4. What causes Joy to question the ways of the village?
(a) Tao speaks harshly to her.
(b) Kumei waves away Joy's questions.
(c) Her father tells her to be silent.
(d) Yuan scowls at her.

5. Why does Joy go to China?
(a) To teach English.
(b) To find her birth father and true self.
(c) To visit her brother.
(d) To learn about Chinese history.

Short Answer Questions

1. What has Auntie Hu managed to do despite the new governmental controls?

2. What is the precipitating factor for Joy's assignment?

3. Where is Joy wandering just after she runs away from home?

4. What job is Pearl given?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Who does Pearl visit one morning and how does the older woman seem?

2. What happens to Joy's stepfather, Sam, and how does Joy feel about it?

3. How does Joy feel about returning to the Green Dragon Village, and what has happened to the village?

4. What does Pearl finally tell May about Joy and Z. G.?

5. What are some of the lies Joy discovers about her family?

6. With who does Pearl regularly correspond and how does she help Pearl?

7. Who gives a mediocre performance in acting out Joy's play, and how is she received?

8. What is the Great Leap Forward and what does China hope to accomplish with it?

9. What does Pearl learn about the whereabouts of Z. G. and Joy?

10. What does Pearl think about concerning Joy's father, Z. G.?

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