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

2. What is the popular name of legendary heroine Fa Mu Lan?
(a) Lanxi.
(b) Mulan.
(c) Famu.
(d) Mumu.

3. In ancient times, what is the other meaning for the Chinese character for "wife"?
(a) "Woman."
(b) "Goddess."
(c) "Equal."
(d) "Lesser."

4. Who are "pleaders"?
(a) Women who wanted more than one child.
(b) Women who begged to keep their children.
(c) Men who wanted multiple children to work the land.
(d) Men who were desperate for a son.

5. What character does Mark name as his ideal father?
(a) Mr. Bennett, "Pride and Prejudice."
(b) Dr. Huxtable, "The Cosby Show."
(c) Atticus Finch, "To Kill a Mockingbird."
(d) Daddy Warbucks, "Annie."

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which of these groups is NOT one the author and her husband sought support from?

3. What is on the necklace Karin buys in the farmers' market?

4. What is an "iron rice bowl"?

5. When does the Chinese government's strict population-control policy go into effect?

Short Essay Questions

1. What interesting information does Karin learn about the population-control policy on the riverboat cruise they take?

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

3. What is a "bicultural identity"?

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

5. What are working conditions like in China?

6. What are some of the recommendations on packing for China that Karin and Mark choose not to use?

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

8. What is, in Evans' mind, the most important finding to come out of a study on infant abandonment in China?

9. How does poverty affect children?

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

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