Life and Death in Shanghai Test | Final Test - Easy

Nien Cheng
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When did the United States and China establish diplomatic relations?
(a) April 1, 1979.
(b) February 1, 1979.
(c) January 1, 1979.
(d) March 1, 1979.

2. When was the "Gang of Four" arrested?
(a) October 15.
(b) October 20.
(c) October 11.
(d) October 6.

3. When did Cheng's disabled student come to warn Cheng that the militia was called for an emergency muster?
(a) September 27.
(b) November 2.
(c) December 11.
(d) October 8.

4. After Cheng's handcuffs were removed, how high was the swelling on her arms?
(a) To her shoulders.
(b) To her wrists.
(c) To her knuckles.
(d) To her elbows.

5. What type of a funeral did Cheng's mother have?
(a) Jewish.
(b) Catholic.
(c) Buddhist.
(d) Christian.

6. When was Meiping born?
(a) 1943.
(b) 1940.
(c) 1941.
(d) 1942.

7. During the time when Cheng was imprisoned, where did Cheng's brother live?
(a) Shanghai.
(b) Beijing.
(c) Wuhan.
(d) Nanjing.

8. What was on the scroll given to Cheng for donating her porcelain pieces?
(a) A painting by Lan Ying.
(b) A painting by Tang Yin.
(c) A painting by Wen Jia.
(d) A painting by Shen Zhou.

9. How much money did Cheng give Da De for a wedding present?
(a) 400 yuan.
(b) 300 yuan.
(c) 500 yuan.
(d) 200 yuan.

10. In January 1971, how large was the room where Cheng was locked in after an interrogation session?
(a) About 6 ft. square.
(b) About 8 ft. square.
(c) About 4 ft. square.
(d) About 5 ft. square.

11. What was the diagnosis for Cheng's condition when she was taken to the hospital in 1973?
(a) Colon cancer.
(b) Uterine cancer.
(c) Kidney cancer.
(d) Bladder cancer.

12. How old was Da De's girlfriend?
(a) Twenty-eight.
(b) Twenty-five.
(c) Twenty-four.
(d) Twenty-seven.

13. While the interrogators were trying to get Cheng to confirm her brother's accusation, what did they refuse to give her?
(a) Vitamins.
(b) Rice.
(c) Sulfa drugs.
(d) Hot showers.

14. What did Cheng's old gardener tell her happened to Lao-zhao when he was beaten by the Red Guards?
(a) Broke his leg.
(b) Received a concussion.
(c) Broke his arm.
(d) Cracked a rib.

15. What book did Da De bring when he first came to Cheng to learn English?
(a) The Great Republic.
(b) The Gathering Storm.
(c) Never Give In!
(d) The Birth of Britain.

Short Answer Questions

1. How was Cheng's disabled student handicapped?

2. After Cheng had another bad hemorrhage in 1973, to what hospital was she taken?

3. How much of Cheng's porcelain collection was returned to her?

4. How old was Ai-yi?

5. What did Cheng use to bandage her wrists after the handcuffs were removed?

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