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

2. What practice does Karin take up to help her de-stress?
(a) Tai chi.
(b) Yoga.
(c) Qigong.
(d) Pilates.

3. 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) A way to tell her about the culture from which she came.
(c) Her own memoirs.
(d) A story about her birth parents.

4. Which of these is NOT a traditional Chinese saying disparaging daughters?
(a) "Girls are maggots in the rice."
(b) "It is more profitable to raise geese than daughters."
(c) "When fishing for treasures in the flood, be careful not to pull in girls."
(d) "Boys are a blessing; girls are a curse."

5. In what year does China enact an international adoption law?
(a) 1992.
(b) 1996.
(c) 1990.
(d) 1987.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the main reason Chinese people cite for the necessity of the population-control policies?

3. What is the first major hurdle Karin and Mark have to clear in the adoption process?

4. Who are "pleaders"?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are some of the effects of the "one-child policy" on baby girls?

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

4. Describe the experience Mark and Karin had at the local dog pound.

5. What does May Wong see as the biggest difference between Chinese and American cultures?

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

7. Describe the traffic in Guanzhou at night.

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

9. Why are girls expected to feel lucky just to be alive, particularly during the hardest times?

10. Describe the card Karin and Mark receive from the orphanage where Kelly lived.

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