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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. Suyuan Woo compares Waverly to a crab, saying she _________________________________________.
(a) She is missing something, like the crab's leg
(b) Her claws are sharp but slow, like the crab
(c) Is always moving sideways and crooked
(d) She is without feelings, like the crab

2. Lena and Harold are both _________________.
(a) Contractors
(b) Building designers
(c) Realtors
(d) Architects

3. What does the jade pendant symbolize?
(a) Three pears
(b) Pomegranates
(c) Fertility
(d) We do not know

4. Ying-Ying feels that aborting her baby was ______________________.
(a) An act of strength
(b) A weak moment
(c) An immature act
(d) A mortal sin

5. An-Mei's mother makes life in Tientsin sound __________________________________.
(a) Frightening and mysterious
(b) Abundant and exciting
(c) A city filled with foreigners
(d) A dangerous tourist town

Short Answer Questions

1. The characters in this parable are ______________________________.

2. The grandmother admits that she ______________________________-.

3. The grandmother wonders if the child is laughing because __________________________________.

4. Jing-Mei's paternal aunt and her father speak ____________________.

5. The pastor, Wing, was a __________________________-.

Short Essay Questions

1. Ying-Ying's story is vast and complex, and one that her daughter has never known or understood. Why, in this chapter, has she decided to tell Lena everything about her life?

2. Why is An-Mei's family so miserable?

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

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

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

6. Discuss what is meant in this chapter by "double face."

7. Why does Rose's mother say that Rose is without wood?

8. "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.

9. Is there a character in this story who might be represented in this parable?

10. It becomes more obvious in this chapter the kinds of adults that Jing-Mei and Waverly have grown into. Who is more likable?

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