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

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

3. The grandmother imagines the baby in this parable to be ________________________.
(a) Buddah's granddaughter
(b) Empress of China
(c) Syi Wang Mu
(d) Hwai dungsyi

4. During an epidemic in Shanghai, Ying-Ying worked in ____________________.
(a) Her relatives' home
(b) The farmers' market
(c) A clothing store
(d) A local hospital

5. Rich Schields makes several mistakes at dinner, the worst being ___________________________________.
(a) He brings wine to people who do not own wineglasses
(b) He drinks too much wine
(c) He accidentally insults Lindo's cooking
(d) He spills food

Short Answer Questions

1. What the daughter sees in the mirror is _____________________.

2. Why did Lena feel she caused Arnold's death?

3. Three days of sleeping may have given Rose _________________.

4. Suyuan Woo compares Waverly to a crab, saying she _________________________________________.

5. Ying-Ying thinks that if she cuts her spirit loose, ______________________________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

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

6. Lindo was a very strong girl, traveling alone and finding her way in San Francisco. How does Waverly compare to her mother in terms of strength and character?

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

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

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

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

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