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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 an "iron rice bowl"?
(a) A type of food-stamp program.
(b) Rural China.
(c) A popular set of dishes.
(d) Long-term job security.

2. What is a regional delicacy in Guangzhou that Karin is told tastes like peanuts?
(a) Fried silkworms.
(b) Fried mulberry leaves.
(c) Fried moths.
(d) Fried grasshoppers.

3. What is the common name of the system that favors boys over girls?
(a) "Boy preference."
(b) "Daughter disappointment."
(c) "Son preference."
(d) "Chosen boys."

4. What does the author say the book is for her daughter?
(a) A way to fill in the blanks of an important human interaction.
(b) Her own memoirs.
(c) A story about her birth parents.
(d) A way to tell her about the culture from which she came.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is Jiang Xiao Yu holding when she meets her parents?

3. What does the author say the book is for a general audience?

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

5. In what year does China enact an international adoption law?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the traffic in Guanzhou at night.

2. What is the story that Karin has imagined about Kelly's birth mother?

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

4. What attempts are made during the Mao Zedong era to improve the lives of women?

5. What is the main way in which all Chinese adoptees' stories are similar?

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

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

8. Why do Karin and Mark want to adopt a child?

9. Why do China's leaders push for a population control policy?

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

(see the answer keys)

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