The Lost Daughters of China Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many wars of foreign aggression has China endured in the past 300 years?
(a) 6.
(b) 1.
(c) 3.
(d) 5.

2. What does Karin bury in her yard?
(a) A soapstone Buddha.
(b) A laminated Catholic prayer card.
(c) A baby bootie.
(d) A carved male figure intended to bring luck in birthing a son.

3. What do Chinese officials call women who flee their hometowns to give birth?
(a) Birth vigilantes.
(b) Birth guerrillas.
(c) Birth smugglers.
(d) Baby guerrillas.

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

5. About how long does it take for adoptive parents to move from the first meeting in an adoption agency to meeting their child?
(a) Three months.
(b) Six months.
(c) One year.
(d) Eighteen months.

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

7. Who is Mei Li?
(a) Their baby's birth mother.
(b) The head of the orphanage.
(c) An old friend of Karin's.
(d) Their new baby.

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

9. In what year does China enact an international adoption law?
(a) 1992.
(b) 1990.
(c) 1996.
(d) 1987.

10. What is the first glimpse Karin and Mark get of their baby?
(a) She is handed to them.
(b) Her footprint.
(c) They see her through a window.
(d) A photograph.

11. What is the meaning of "Xiao," the first part of all the little girls' names?
(a) River.
(b) Jade.
(c) Little.
(d) Education.

12. What are the "baiji"?
(a) White dolphins.
(b) White goats.
(c) White whales.
(d) White cranes.

13. What is the name of Karin and Mark's new puppy?
(a) Maddy.
(b) Kelly.
(c) Annie.
(d) Chichi.

14. How old is the child that will be Karin and Mark's daughter when they receive their referral?
(a) One year.
(b) Six months.
(c) Three months.
(d) Eighteen months.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the main reason Chinese people cite for the necessity of the population-control policies?

2. What human tie does Evans call one of the deepest possible?

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

4. What novel does Evans mention as having a character who strangles a newborn girl?

5. What does Karin think is in the bundle a young woman tries to give her?

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