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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 seems to be the most distraught by the military fighting that is happening?
2. Who beings arguing over the property soon after Master Kao passes?
3. Why does Jui-cheuh have to go live outside the city gates until her child is born?
4. What do the women think will happen to Master Kao's corpse if Jui-cheuh has her baby in their home?
5. Besides stealing, what else does Uncle Ke-ting confess to?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Cheuh-hsin try to help Cheuh-min with his arranged marriage?
2. How does Cheuh-hui hear of Ming-feng's death and what is his response?
3. What do the superstitious family members do to try and rid Master Kao of his illness?
4. Describe the boat ride the cousins are on in Chapter 19.
5. How does Cheuh-hui hear of Jui-cheuh's move and what is his response?
6. What is Cheuh-min's response to his arranged marriage?
7. What happens when news of the looting comes to the Kao compound?
8. How does Cheuh-hui feel about his life after Ming-feng's death?
9. How does the family feel the night that fighting breaks out around the city?
10. What are Master Kao's last dying words to his grandsons?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Please explain the purpose of symbolism in a piece of literature and identify symbolism used in the novel. In your opinion was the use of symbolism in the book effective?
Essay Topic 2
How was the literary technique of the love triangle used in this book and what parties were involved? In the end what is the outcome of the love triangle?
Essay Topic 3
Please compare and contrast the romantic relationship of Chueh-hsin and Mei with that of Chueh-min and Chin. What outside influences have affected both relationships and how do the participants in each relationship fare because of these influences?
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