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

2. 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."

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

4. Which other country is NOT mentioned as a frequent home of Chinese adoptees?
(a) Australia.
(b) Canada.
(c) Spain.
(d) Ireland.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What is China's overall ratio of boys to girls in 1998?

4. What does Karin put in the notebook decorated with Chinese characters?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Karin's conclusion about her baby's mother?

2. Why are the baiji in danger?

3. What negative predictions accompany a forecast of a 20% shortage of marriageable young women?

4. Describe three ways in which Evans pictures Chinese adoptees growing up in the United States.

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

6. Why do the backgrounds of many Chinese adoptees remain so unclear?

7. What are some reasons that Americans have turned more to international adoptions?

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

9. What does Karin mention about the Cantonese people?

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

(see the answer keys)

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