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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 is Pearl's mother's name?
2. What are the ten items that Winnie saved from her dowry and hides in the lining of her suitcase?
3. Who uses a red wedding skirt as a guide on the mountain road?
4. Where does Winnie sleep when she stays at her father's house before her wedding?
5. Who does Winnie give her sewing machine to as she leaves Nanking?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Winnie show her innocence about marriage?
2. What does Winnie find Peanut doing in her room at the rooming house in Shanghai?
3. What does Jimmy Louie tell Winnie about who he wants to marry when they have tea together in Shanghai?
4. Why is Winnie arrested and jailed?
5. What does Winnie learn about Hulan's marriage when she reads Jiaguo's letter?
6. How does Winnie think about her past as a stain on her life?
7. Describe Wen Fu's cruelty toward the man and his pig.
8. What surprises Pearl at Auntie Du's funeral?
9. Why does Pearl no longer like her cousin Mary?
10. Why does Peanut refuse to see Wen Fu when he visits her home?
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
Winnie often says of Auntie Du that she was a good person. Provide examples from the novel that reflect Auntie Du's kindness and the ways in which she tried to help Winnie at her trial and while she is in prison.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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