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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does it mean when the street vendors call "you liangge yo-o-o"?
(a) "They are blond!"
(b) "There are two of them!"
(c) "Look, Americans!"
(d) "Tourists!"

2. At one time in history, what is cut into intricate pieces that fit like puzzles so that separated family could find one another?
(a) Topaz.
(b) Wood.
(c) Jade.
(d) Silver.

3. In Adeline Yen Mah's memoir, what does she call a cheap commodity in China?
(a) Tea.
(b) Silk.
(c) Rice.
(d) Girls.

4. What does the author say the book is for her daughter?
(a) A way to tell her about the culture from which she came.
(b) Her own memoirs.
(c) A story about her birth parents.
(d) A way to fill in the blanks of an important human interaction.

5. Who says, "Women and people of low birth are hard to deal with"?
(a) Confucius.
(b) Mao Zedong.
(c) Jiang Zemin.
(d) Mencius.

6. Who does Karin visit far up the Nathan Road?
(a) Distant relatives.
(b) A friend's family.
(c) A fortune teller.
(d) A seamstress.

7. What is the name of the ship Karin watches sail under the Golden Gate Bridge?
(a) China Moon.
(b) China Doll.
(c) Paper Moon.
(d) Chinese Buddha.

8. According to a folk tale Karin read, what are adopted children in China sometimes called?
(a) Children of the mulberry bug.
(b) Children of the wasps.
(c) Mulberry wasps.
(d) Boll worm babies.

9. What is the title of the British documentary about Chinese orphanages?
(a) "The Dying Rooms."
(b) "Abandoned and Unloved."
(c) "Growing Up Orphans."
(d) "China's Lost Children."

10. As of the writing of the book, approximately how many Chinese-born girls are living in the United States?
(a) 220,000.
(b) 18,000.
(c) 112,000.
(d) 25,000.

11. What is the "dark side" to which Chinese journalists refer?
(a) Human trafficking in young women.
(b) Infanticide.
(c) Abandoned babies.
(d) Forced abortions.

12. Who is it that parents photograph at one orphanage where they are the first people to pick up the babies?
(a) The groundskeeper.
(b) The cook.
(c) The doorkeeper.
(d) The housekeeper.

13. What message does Max give the adoptive parents before they head out to start collecting official permissions?
(a) "When in Rome, do as the Romans do."
(b) "Do not speak unless spoken to."
(c) "Make yourself a joy to deal with."
(d) "Show no emotion."

14. What book does Karin mention is one of her favorites?
(a) "Jane Eyre," Charlotte Bronte.
(b) "Uncle Tom's Cabin," Harriet Beecher Stowe.
(c) "Of Mice and Men," John Steinbeck.
(d) "Look Homeward Angel," Thomas Wolfe.

15. What leader celebrated the idea of "glorious mothers having more babies"?
(a) Chiang Kai-shek.
(b) Mao Zedong.
(c) Jiang Zemin.
(d) Deng Xiaoping.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a "shengyu zheng"?

2. Which of these is NOT an interpretation of Kelly's given Chinese name?

3. What is a natural ratio of boys to girls at birth?

4. In what year does China change to a "one son or two child policy"?

5. What major event occurs three days before Mark and Karin leave for China?

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