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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Lindo is ashamed that Waverly _________________________.
2. The vase that breaks in the bedroom symbolizes _____________________________.
3. The grandmother imagines the baby in this parable to be ________________________.
4. Clifford St. Clair's gifts to Ying-Ying were ___________________________.
5. What the daughter sees in the mirror is _____________________.
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. 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?
3. How does it affect Jing-Mei to meet her long lost sisters in China?
4. 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?
5. Why does Rose's mother say that Rose is without wood?
6. Does Ying-Ying love her husband, Saint?
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. Is there a character in this story who might be represented in this parable?
9. Why does Lena have such a strange financial relationship with Harold?
10. Does Rose grow in this chapter?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Finding out the truth about the Moon Lady was a disappointment for young Ying-Ying St. Clair that may have set the tone for her life. Write a personal essay about a disappointment you have experienced that has had some lasting impact on your life. Could it have been avoided? Do you have a better understanding of the event now?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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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