Gold Boy, Emerald Girl: Stories Test | Final Test - Hard

Yiyun Li
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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. What is the name of the column that first reports on the women's business?

2. What print is the girl's dress?

3. What does Mei steal from her father's cabinet?

4. Why does Ying reprint the picture of Ailin with her sisters?

5. What nickname is given to Meilan?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the old man approach the girl?

2. What happens when they are approached by a man?

3. How are the views of the old man and girl similar?

4. What does she suggest to him?

5. What is the nature of their secrets?

6. What is the girl's situation?

7. What is the effect of the documentary?

8. What is the end result?

9. What is the metaphor of A House Fire?

10. How is Ailin made to blame by her friends?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

If the book were made into a film, how would Li's style of narrative be reflected in film? Would the book make a good film?

Essay Topic 2

What was the society of China as depicted in the book? What problems does the author highlight about society in China? What within the society does the author suggest creates these problems?

Essay Topic 3

In what way is love a constant theme throughout the book? In what way do the Chinese view love differently from Western cultures? Does the author share this view?

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