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Nien Cheng
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What foreign official visited Beijing in February, 1972?
(a) President Nixon.
(b) Vice President Spiro Agnew.
(c) Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.
(d) Prime Minister Edward Heath.

3. What words did Ai-yi discover written on the front gate?
(a) A capitalist spy lives here.
(b) A capitalist lives here.
(c) An enemy of the state lives here.
(d) An imperialist spy lives here.

4. When did the militia surround the Zhou's memorial at Tiananmen Square and kill, wound, or arrest unarmed demonstrators?
(a) May 19, 1976.
(b) April 5, 1976.
(c) March 16, 1976.
(d) February 3, 1976.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was waiting for Cheng when she was released from the detention house?

2. What type of trees did the Housing Bureau plant in Cheng's garden?

3. Where did Ai-yi's husband and son live?

4. How much money did Cheng give Da De for a wedding present?

5. When did Cheng's brother make a confession that caused problems for Cheng?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Cheng persuade an official to give her a passport application?

2. Why did Hean think that the government wanted to be nice to Cheng after her release?

3. After giving Cheng eggs in her food, what did the kitchen woman do to keep Cheng from thanking her?

4. Why did Cheng think about the irony of life in China as she watched her disabled student struggle with a disability?

5. What would happen to someone who was expelled from the Communist Party?

6. What did Cheng discover when she went to the Shanghai Athletics Association building to learn more about Meiping's death?

7. What did Maoists think about individuals who may have made important scientific or artistic contributions to China's cultural life before the Communists came to power?

8. What did it mean to get things through the "back door"?

9. How did Cheng tactfully decline Mr. Hu's proposal?

10. How did Cheng solve the problem of visitors showing up day and night?

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