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

2. Which of these groups is NOT one the author and her husband sought support from?
(a) The clergy.
(b) Their families.
(c) Other adoptive parents.
(d) Friends.

3. Who is it that parents photograph at one orphanage where they are the first people to pick up the babies?
(a) The housekeeper.
(b) The groundskeeper.
(c) The doorkeeper.
(d) The cook.

4. How does the author refer to other girls adopted from China?
(a) "Chinese Pearls."
(b) "The Lost Generation."
(c) "Chinese Flowers."
(d) Her daughter's "sisters."

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is used by midwives to smother newborn baby girls?

2. What is the title of the British documentary about Chinese orphanages?

3. What practice does Karin take up to help her de-stress?

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

5. Who does Karin visit far up the Nathan Road?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Karin and Mark's first moments with their daughter.

2. Describe the traffic in Guanzhou at night.

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

4. Why are the baiji in danger?

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

6. What is the mission of Families with Children from China?

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

8. How do Karin and Mark deliberately expose Kelly to her heritage?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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