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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The vase that breaks in the bedroom symbolizes _____________________________.
2. The grandmother asks the baby to teach her mother how to lose innocence, without losing hope, and _________________________-.
3. The grandmother wonders aloud whether ____________________________________________.
4. Why will a second mirror help the daughter?
5. During an epidemic in Shanghai, Ying-Ying worked in ____________________.
Essay Topic 1
Every year people are swept out to sea while vacationing at the beaches on the Pacific coastline. Rose Hsu's younger brother, Bing, got into a particularly precarious position before losing his life in the powerful ocean. Research and write an essay about the several predictable things that people do, or things that they ignore at the coast, that can prove dangerous and sometimes fatal. (This information is readily available from California, Oregon and Washington government agencies.) Why is this such an ongoing problem?
Essay Topic 2
The older Chinese women in this story experienced certain aspects of severe female oppression while in China. At the heart of this story is the message of how our own past is imprinted on our children, regardless of how different their lives are. Write an essay about how the experiences of each of the older Chinese women in the story purposely, or inadvertently, passed on certain attitudes and viewpoints about women and their roles to their American daughters. Discuss the impact on their daughters, as well.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay about matchmaking in China. Although this practice was certainly not confined to China, it was practiced for several reasons, besides simply tradition. Research and understand the importance of this process, and share it in an essay, with examples and illustrations.
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