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. What vehicle was waiting to take Cheng to her new home after her release from the detention house?
(a) A sedan.
(b) A taxi.
(c) A jeep.
(d) A pedicab.

2. What besides weeds was growing in the garden of Cheng's home after her release from the detention house?
(a) An elm tree.
(b) A plum tree.
(c) An oak tree.
(d) A maple tree.

3. How much of Cheng's porcelain collection was returned to her?
(a) Less than half.
(b) About one fourth.
(c) A little more than one fourth.
(d) A little more than half.

4. What was the name of Meiping's fiance?
(a) Sun Kai.
(b) Du Fu.
(c) Chen Yi.
(d) Tang Yin.

5. What type of trees did the Housing Bureau plant in Cheng's garden?
(a) Plum trees.
(b) Metasequoia trees.
(c) Maple Trees.
(d) Tallow Trees.

6. What did Cheng buy the Zhous for a New Year present?
(a) Fruit and chocolates.
(b) Cream cake and chocolates.
(c) Cream cake and fruit.
(d) Chocolates and beer.

7. A month of rain was called the huangmei. What was the rain named after?
(a) Chinese dogwood.
(b) Flowering crab.
(c) Yellow plum.
(d) Flowering Crabapple.

8. What did one doctor refuse to sell to the Shanghai Museum?
(a) Yongzheng vases.
(b) Song dynasty Ding Ware.
(c) Xuande porcelain.
(d) Tang porcelain pillows.

9. How many stands did Cheng want the museum to make for the pieces of her collection that she was keeping?
(a) From 10 to 12.
(b) From 14 to 16.
(c) From 8 to 10.
(d) From 6 to 8.

10. Why was Cheng questioned by a member of the Military Control Commission of the People's Art Theater?
(a) To discuss Huang Zuolin.
(b) To discuss Lin Liguo.
(c) To discuss Chen Boda.
(d) To discuss Du Fu.

11. How long did it take after Cheng was manacled for her to be able to stretch her arms straight out in front of her?
(a) Thirteen months.
(b) Six months.
(c) A year.
(d) A year and a half.

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

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

14. During the autumn of 1970, what American writer had his photo taken with Mao?
(a) Edgar Snow.
(b) Cormac McCarthy.
(c) Don DeLillo.
(d) Thomas Pynchon.

15. In the 1970s, who was the chief party secretary in Shanghai?
(a) Yao Wenyuan.
(b) Wan Li.
(c) Zhang Chunqiao.
(d) Lin Liguo.

Short Answer Questions

1. After Cheng's handcuffs were removed, how high was the swelling on her arms?

2. When did Cheng's disabled student come to warn Cheng that the militia was called for an emergency muster?

3. When did members of the Shanghai Film Studio come to offer their condolences for Meiping's death?

4. What was the diagnosis for Cheng's condition when she was taken to the hospital in 1973?

5. In a newspaper in 1970, whose name was not listed with the names of members of the standing committee of the Politburo?

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