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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. An-Mei's brother cannot come with their mother because _______________________________.
(a) Boys must stay home to care for their aunts
(b) He would lose any hope for a future
(c) She has not invited him to follow her
(d) His aunt and uncle forbid it

2. Clifford St. Clair's gifts to Ying-Ying were ___________________________.
(a) A reflection of his personality
(b) Cheap compared to the wealth to which she is accustomed
(c) Ridiculous and tawdry
(d) Bought from local merchants

3. Lindo disapproves of Waverly's mink because ___________________________.
(a) She thinks it is too extravagant
(b) She feels it is too cheap
(c) She does not believe in animal furs
(d) The individual hairs are uneven

4. How did Lena's eating problem manifest itself?
(a) Her mother's sack lunches made her sick
(b) She became anorexic
(c) Her skin broke out like leprosy
(d) Her hatred consumed her

5. During the war, it was not well-known that the Japanese entered ________________________.
(a) Kweilin
(b) Chungking
(c) Shanghai
(d) Guanhzhou

Short Answer Questions

1. Canning Woo's nickname, Syau Yen, means __________________.

2. Ted makes the assumption that ______________________-.

3. The vase that breaks in the bedroom symbolizes _____________________________.

4. Ying-Ying feels that aborting her baby was ______________________.

5. The characters in this parable are ______________________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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?

6. What is the purpose of a mother trying to impose her own values on her daughter's life?

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

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

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

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

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