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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. Who is the first person Cheuh-hui goes to see after he visits his ill grandfather?
2. What does Chin tell Cheuh-hui she is determined about?
3. How does Cheuh-hui get the others to turn the boat around and head back home?
4. Who does Cheuh-min stay with when he runs away to avoid his arranged marriage?
5. Why does Jui-cheuh have to go live outside the city gates until her child is born?
Short Essay Questions
1. Because of their fear of the curse, what to the women pressure Cheuh-hsin to do and how does his wife feel about this?
2. What do the superstitious family members do to try and rid Master Kao of his illness?
3. What do Cheuh-hsin and Mei talk about while in the garden at the Kao compound?
4. Describe the boat ride the cousins are on in Chapter 19.
5. What is the general response to the death of Master Kao?
6. How does Cheuh-hui feel about his life after Ming-feng's death?
7. What role does Cheuh-hui play in Cheuh-min's hiding?
8. Why are the women scared of the curse of the blood-glow?
9. How does Cheuh-hsin try to help Cheuh-min with his arranged marriage?
10. Why is Chien-erh burning paper money?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Please describe the three funerals that occur in this novel. Explain what the reader can learn about each one of these characters through their funerals.
Essay Topic 2
Please describe the religion setting in China at the time this story takes place. What role, if any, does religion play in the story and in the lives of some of the main characters. Do you think that religion was portrayed negatively, positively, or objectively in this story?
Essay Topic 3
This novel delves heavily into various relationship, both family and romantic. Please choose two of the relationships that you observed in the novel and dissect it, the parties involved and the role that this relationship played in the novel at large. Did these relationships serve to further the plot, theme, mood, tone, etc.?
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