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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. What does Betty Wan from Hong Kong write to Helen?
2. Where does Winnie's son Samuel work?
3. Who is Auntie Miao?
4. Whose credentials does Wen Fu use to become a pilot?
5. When Winnie moves to Nanking, what does she say about seeing snow?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when Winnie buys a special fish for dinner to announce her news that she's found a job?
2. When Helen is bragging about her son to Winnie at the beginning of Chapter 4, what is Winnie's reaction?
3. How does Winnie feel about her experience shopping for her dowry?
4. What is Wen Fu's reaction as they travel along the tops of the mountains, above the clouds?
5. What happens to Winnie's dowry once she is married?
6. How do Winnie and Pearl behave differently toward each other after they've shared their secrets?
7. How does Winnie respond when she sees Lin outside the church one Sunday?
8. What surprises Pearl at Auntie Du's funeral?
9. Why does Winnie name the statue Lady Sorrowfree?
10. How does Wen Fu wreck his new sports car in the cemetery?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the last few hours of Winnie's father's life. How does he manage to get the better of Wen Fu? Does you agree with San Ma's comment that he left Wen Fu a curse? Is this curse an appropriate punishment for Wen Fu's criminal behavior toward Winnie and her father?
Essay Topic 3
What kind of friendship do Winnie and Hulan have during the war? Describe a few scenes which show how Winnie and Hulan support each other during the war and overcome their differences. What does each woman give to the friendship that the other truly values?
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