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

2. What is the main reason Chinese people cite for the necessity of the population-control policies?
(a) Family stability.
(b) Economic development.
(c) Fear of another famine.
(d) Scarcity of natural resources.

3. How many women are forcibly sterilized during campaigns in 1983 and 1991?
(a) 3 million.
(b) 13 million.
(c) 30 million.
(d) 300 million.

4. What practice does Karin take up to help her de-stress?
(a) Pilates.
(b) Tai chi.
(c) Yoga.
(d) Qigong.

5. Of what TV show does Mark say the "soy or milk" formula debate reminds him?
(a) "The Brady Bunch."
(b) "The Partridge Family."
(c) "Little Rascals."
(d) "Leave It to Beaver."

Short Answer Questions

1. Where are Karin and Mark told their daughter was found?

2. What is the "dark side" to which Chinese journalists refer?

3. According to a folk tale Karin read, what are adopted children in China sometimes called?

4. What book does Karin mention is one of her favorites?

5. As of the writing of the book, approximately how many Chinese-born girls are living in the United States?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Karin and her daughter spend their first afternoon together?

2. Why does Evans doubt the appropriateness of using the word "abandonment" so often in reference to Chinese babies?

3. Why does Evans write this book?

4. What leads to the famine of 1958-61?

5. What is China's "dark side"?

6. What does Karin mention about the Cantonese people?

7. Describe the two-tier system of adoption Karin mentions.

8. Describe some of the initial policies used by the Chinese government to reduce the birthrate.

9. What are some of the circumstances that have created such a large amount of Chinese baby girls in orphanages?

10. What is the practical side of the Confucian family system that so heavily favors sons?

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