The Kitchen God's Wife Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Who has a flattened cheek and a misshapen ear and bows three times to Auntie Du's body?

2. What was the nickname Winnie's mother had for her daughter?

3. What name do Peanut and Winnie use for each other right before Winnie is married?

4. What does Winnie have above her eye that a fortune teller says can make everything she sees turn black?

5. Who is Phil?

Short Essay Questions

1. What surprises Pearl at Auntie Du's funeral?

2. Why does Winnie send Danru up north to stay with Hulan and Jiaguo?

3. Why does Pearl no longer like her cousin Mary?

4. What actions does Winnie take to help heal Pearl?

5. What does Winnie remember best about her mother?

6. What is Wen Fu's role in Yiku's death?

7. Why does Pearl keep her multiple sclerosis a secret from her mother?

8. How do the pilot's wives create a bathhouse for their own use?

9. What does Auntie Du leave in her will to Pearl?

10. The white leaflets that the Japanese drop from their planes over Nanking when Winnie and Hulan are at the market say what?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the circumstances under which Wen Fu bought an old sports car. How does he end up wrecking it in the cemetery? Why does Winnie laugh uncontrollably when she hears this story and says, "I was so glad for that dead Canonese pilot, riding off to heaven in his claimed-back car"?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Peanut's circumstances when Winnie visits her at the rooming house in Shanghai. How does Winnie see a more modern woman than the Peanut she knew as a girl? How does Peanut's experience of her marriage and escape give Winnie the courage to run away from Wen Fu?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the story of the Kitchen God's wife and how it is similar to Winnie's experience with Wen Fu. Why is it important to Winnie that she replaces the kitchen god in the altar given to Pearl?

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