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The Joy Luck Club Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

Name: _____________________________ Period: ___________________________

This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Twenty Six Malignant Gates is about _____________________________________________.



2. The Hsu family went to beach so that Rose's father could __________________________.



3. When Teresa and her family get over their anger, and hug and kiss, Lena ______________________________________.



4. Lena St. Clair's mother appears to be _______________________.



5. The eternal aspect of Lindo's marriage was symbolized _________________________________.



Short Essay Questions

1. Rose's mother, An-Mei Hsu, has raised quite a large family in America. What might have made her want so many children?



2. Discuss why the woman has never told her daughter about the single feather she kept from the swan.



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



4. Why did An-Mei's mother return to her sister's home where she was so unwanted and rejected? Was her mother the person An-Mei had thought she was?



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



6. Why would Lindo begin to think of her cruel husband as a god?



7. Why might it be that Jing-Mei continues to be a failure?



8. Why did An-Mei feel she had no choice but to marry Wu Tsing?



9. Discuss why Lindo's clever scheme works on her mother-in-law.



10. June Woo started the American Joy Luck Club because she sensed the grief in the other Chinese people she met here. How does the club help June Woo deal with her own tragic memories?



Essay Topics

Suyuan Woo made the decision to leave her two small babies at the side of the road out of pure desperation, hoping that someone would find them and care for them, since she could not. She spent her adult life trying to find her lost daughters. Write a persuasive essay about the pros and cons of adoption and take a position. Don't forget to comment on laws that prevent or allow biological parents and children to contact one another.

Write a history of the game of Mah Jong, and provide a general description of how the game is played. Is it still a popular custom with the Chinese? What other games can it be compared to? Is it a game of concentration and focus, or simple entertainment and chance?

Write an essay on Chinese festivals and annual rituals, their origins, their meanings, whether they are still practiced. Can any of them be compared to certain beliefs and practices in the United States? If so, contrast and compare.

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