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Karin Evans
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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. Which of these is NOT mentioned as a place where babies are abandoned?
(a) Railroad stations.
(b) Hospitals.
(c) Schools.
(d) Along roads.

2. Who is China's second sage?
(a) Mencius.
(b) Mao Zedong.
(c) Confucius.
(d) Kublai Khan.

3. 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.

4. What novel does Evans mention as having a character who strangles a newborn girl?
(a) "The Good Earth," Pearl S. Buck.
(b) "The Pearl," John Steinbeck.
(c) "Oliver Twist," Charles Dickens.
(d) "Memoirs of a Geisha," Arthur Golden.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What character does Mark name as his ideal father?

2. What message does Max give the adoptive parents before they head out to start collecting official permissions?

3. In what year does the Law on Protection of Rights and Interests of Women go into effect?

4. Who says, "Women and people of low birth are hard to deal with"?

5. Which of these is NOT a source of the author's story?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the "regrettable past" of Angel Island?

2. How do Karin and Mark feel about the rest of their group?

3. Describe the experience Mark and Karin had at the local dog pound.

4. What kinds of things are in Karin's "shrine"?

5. What is SOS Kinderdorf International?

6. What are some of the things that Karin and Mark are told about Kelly?

7. Why does professor Huang Banghan want to write a book about Chinese-U.S. adoption for Chinese readers?

8. Why are girls expected to feel lucky just to be alive, particularly during the hardest times?

9. Why does Evans praise the Chinese state for its adoption program?

10. Why are the baiji in danger?

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