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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 Hulan break in Chapter 12?
2. What kind of luck does Winnie say she was born with?
3. What does Winnie say "taonan" means?
4. Where does Winnie's son Samuel work?
5. At the end of Chapter 10, where do the pilots fight their first battle?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when Pearl realizes that Wen Fu is her biological father?
2. When Helen is bragging about her son to Winnie at the beginning of Chapter 4, what is Winnie's reaction?
3. What happens when Winnie buys a special fish for dinner to announce her news that she's found a job?
4. Why does Winnie believe she killed her unborn baby when she drops the scissors?
5. How do the pilot's wives create a bathhouse for their own use?
6. How does Winnie feel about her experience shopping for her dowry?
7. How does having multiple sclerosis affect Pearl's daily life?
8. How does Little Yu's mother help Peanut leave her husband?
9. Describe Jimmy Louie.
10. What is the relationship between Helen and Winnie?
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
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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