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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. Upon hearing of the looting in the city, what orders does Cheuh-hsin give to his younger brothers?
2. Why do they not let Cheuh-hsin into the room when Jui-cheuh is giving birth?
3. How does Cheuh-hui get the others to turn the boat around and head back home?
4. Why has Uncle Ke-ting been stealing from his wife?
5. Who beings arguing over the property soon after Master Kao passes?
Short Essay Questions
1. What role does Cheuh-hui play in Cheuh-min's hiding?
2. What is the general response to the death of Master Kao?
3. How does Master Kao respond to Ke-ting's misdeeds?
4. Why do two policemen come to Cheuh-hui's magazine office?
5. Because of their fear of the curse, what to the women pressure Cheuh-hsin to do and how does his wife feel about this?
6. How does Cheuh-hui feel about his life after Ming-feng's death?
7. What do the superstitious family members do to try and rid Master Kao of his illness?
8. What do Cheuh-hsin and Mei talk about while in the garden at the Kao compound?
9. How does Cheuh-hui hear of Jui-cheuh's move and what is his response?
10. Describe the boat ride the cousins are on in Chapter 19.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay stating whether or not you believe this novel should be considered a tragedy, please use examples from the novel. Please also identify any tragic hero and explain any tragic flaw that exists for that hero.
Essay Topic 2
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.?
Essay Topic 3
Please explain the family structure and roles in China in early 1900s and identify the various characters that fulfill these roles in the story "Family." Are there any individuals in this story who seem to oppose this structure?
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