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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. Why did Lena hate Arnold so much?
(a) He was cruel to her
(b) He frightened her
(c) He wanted to be her husband
(d) He was the cause of her eating problem

2. The grandmother admits that she ______________________________-.
(a) Taught her daughter to be suspicious
(b) Taught her daughter to shed her innocence
(c) Knows she will live forever
(d) Taught her daughter to be free

3. Lindo's mother told her as a child that _________________________________.
(a) She would grow up to be unfortunate
(b) She would follow her nose to good luck
(c) She would marry well
(d) She would later learn to worry and lose her hair

4. The characters in this parable are ______________________________.
(a) Rose and her mother
(b) Not yet known to the reader
(c) Waverly and her mother
(d) June Woo and her mother

5. Lindo is ashamed that Waverly _________________________.
(a) Is not proud of her
(b) Looks so much like her
(c) Thinks she needs to have her hair done
(d) Does not like her purple tinted hair

Short Answer Questions

1. The grandmother wonders aloud whether ____________________________________________.

2. Lindo's oldest son, Winston, ___________________________.

3. Clifford St. Clair's gifts to Ying-Ying were ___________________________.

4. During the war, it was not well-known that the Japanese entered ________________________.

5. Rose Hu's confession that her marriage is ending prompts An-Mei to __________________________________-.

Short Essay Questions

1. "Peach blossom luck" is a feng shui belief that certain objects and angles in a room will influence the happiness and longevity of a marriage. Discuss why or why not this might be possible.

2. In this chapter we learn the origin of Bing's name. What is it?

3. Lindo knows Waverly's weak spots, and pokes at them. Discuss what they are.

4. Does Ying-Ying love her husband, Saint?

5. What does Jing-Mei's mother mean when she says that everyone else, with the exception of Jing-Mei, wants the best quality? How is Jing-Mei different?

6. What is the lesson the woman is trying to impart, and the question she is wanting to have answered?

7. The fact that June Woo's mother has searched for a lifetime for her two daughters, and then dies before she can see them again, is strongly ironic. How might the story have been different if she had lived to make the trip to China and reunited with her daughters?

8. Why does Lena have such a strange financial relationship with Harold?

9. How does it affect Jing-Mei to meet her long lost sisters in China?

10. Did Lena's mother knock the table over that shattered the vase in her bedroom?

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