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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. Where does Winnie sleep when she stays at her father's house before her wedding?
2. Who is Pearl's least favorite cousin?
3. What is Wen Fu doing when Peanut first meets him?
4. Where was Winnie's mother educated?
5. What is Pearl's mother's name?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Jiaguo consider having to court martial Wen Fu after a battle with Japanese planes outside of Nanking?
2. When do Winnie and Hulan first meet?
3. How do Winnie and Pearl behave differently toward each other after they've shared their secrets?
4. Describe Jimmy Louie.
5. The white leaflets that the Japanese drop from their planes over Nanking when Winnie and Hulan are at the market say what?
6. How does Winnie show her innocence about marriage?
7. What does Winnie find Peanut doing in her room at the rooming house in Shanghai?
8. Describe Wen Fu's cruelty toward the man and his pig.
9. What story does Winnie devise as a reason for why she and Danru are leaving her father's house?
10. What happens to Winnie's dowry once she is married?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What kind of man is Jimmy Louie? How does he show Winnie a true and lasting love? Choose one or two scenes from the novel and discuss how they reflect Jimmy's character and his love for Winnie.
Essay Topic 2
Describe Wen Fu's behavior toward Yiku after she is born. Why is he insulted by her reaction to him? How is his negative behavior heightened by his feelings of humiliation when the hospital staff refuses to serve him? Discuss how Yiku pays the price for his humiliation.
Essay Topic 3
Why does Helen make up the story about having a brain tumor? What makes her tell Pearl it's a hoax, but not her friend Winnie? Do you think it is ironic that Helen uses a lie to get Winnie and Pearl to tell the truth? Why or why not?
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