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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 uses an egg mixture to harden mud walls in their living quarters?
2. What profession does Lin have?
3. Who is Phil?
4. At Auntie Du's funeral, who does Pearl think of and begin to grieve for?
5. Who tells Winnie gossip about the Wen family business three days before her wedding?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does having multiple sclerosis affect Pearl's daily life?
2. Describe Jimmy Louie.
3. The white leaflets that the Japanese drop from their planes over Nanking when Winnie and Hulan are at the market say what?
4. When Helen is bragging about her son to Winnie at the beginning of Chapter 4, what is Winnie's reaction?
5. Why does Winnie believe she killed her unborn baby when she drops the scissors?
6. What do the telegrams say that Winnie and Jimmy send to each other after Winnie is released from jail?
7. What does the fortune teller say she can do to change Winnie's bad luck?
8. Describe how Wen Fu takes over Winnie's father's house.
9. What is the relationship between Winnie and Aunt Helen?
10. What happens to Winnie's dowry once she is married?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the ways in which Winnie and Pearl become closer after each reveals her secret. How do they treat each other with more understanding and tolerance? How does Pearl react to learning Wen Fu is most likely her father? What does Winnie do that makes Pearl feel the burden of her illness grows lighter?
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
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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