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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 human tie does Evans call one of the deepest possible?
(a) Between parent and child.
(b) Between siblings.
(c) Between spouses.
(d) Between grandparents and grandchildren.

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

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

4. Who does Karin visit far up the Nathan Road?
(a) Distant relatives.
(b) A friend's family.
(c) A fortune teller.
(d) A seamstress.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the first glimpse Karin and Mark get of their baby?

3. Who is China's second sage?

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

5. What is a "shengyu zheng"?

Short Essay Questions

1. At the time Karin and Mark are adopting, what is the state of Chinese women's reproductive lives?

2. What is the ancient Chinese proverb that Evans references?

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

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

5. What does Karin mention about the Cantonese people?

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

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

8. What unintended consequence could China's single-child policy have as the first generation of only children grows up?

9. What recent announcement about adoption has been made by President Clinton as Evans is writing her book?

10. What do the families have to do on Shamian Island?

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