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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is a "hutang"?
(a) A Chinese dumpling dish.
(b) A popular stuffed infant toy in China.
(c) An old, walled Chinese neighborhood.
(d) A small meal including tea and crackers.

2. Where is the author's daughter born?
(a) Beijing.
(b) Taipei.
(c) Pearl River Delta.
(d) Szechuan Province.

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

4. When does the Chinese government's strict population-control policy go into effect?
(a) 2002.
(b) 1977.
(c) 1980.
(d) 1993.

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

6. Which of these is NOT an interpretation of Kelly's given Chinese name?
(a) Slight Change.
(b) Little Flower.
(c) Little Jade.
(d) Little Education.

7. After a baby is born, what do rural Chinese people bury outside the home if it is a girl, and inside if it is a boy?
(a) The placenta.
(b) A lock of hair.
(c) The umbilical cord.
(d) An offering to the gods.

8. What is the estimated cost of adopting a child from China?
(a) $15,000.
(b) $10,000.
(c) $5,000.
(d) $25,000.

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

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

11. What major event occurs three days before Mark and Karin leave for China?
(a) Karin's father's funeral.
(b) Mark is promoted.
(c) Mark and Karin close on a new house.
(d) Mark's brother's wedding.

12. What major catastrophe occurs in China in the late 1950s?
(a) A drought.
(b) A famine.
(c) An earthquake.
(d) A civil war.

13. Who are "pleaders"?
(a) Women who wanted more than one child.
(b) Women who begged to keep their children.
(c) Men who wanted multiple children to work the land.
(d) Men who were desperate for a son.

14. What is a "shengyu zheng"?
(a) A marriage license.
(b) An adoption decree.
(c) A birth certificate.
(d) A birth permission paper.

15. What does Karin think is in the bundle a young woman tries to give her?
(a) A puppy.
(b) Money.
(c) A baby.
(d) A kitten.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Karin live in her early journalistic career?

2. Of what TV show does Mark say the "soy or milk" formula debate reminds him?

3. What do Mark and Karin find between their beds in the hotel room?

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

5. What do Chinese officials call women who flee their hometowns to give birth?

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