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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 the meaning of the surname "Jiang," given to the babies at Kelly's orphanage?
(a) Light.
(b) River.
(c) Little.
(d) Education.

2. Where is the author's daughter born?
(a) Beijing.
(b) Taipei.
(c) Pearl River Delta.
(d) Szechuan Province.

3. In what year does the government announce its "one-child policy"?
(a) 1972.
(b) 1980.
(c) 1992.
(d) 1988.

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

5. How many women are forcibly sterilized during campaigns in 1983 and 1991?
(a) 30 million.
(b) 300 million.
(c) 3 million.
(d) 13 million.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of these is NOT an interpretation of Kelly's given Chinese name?

2. What major event occurs three days before Mark and Karin leave for China?

3. What is printed on the T-shirt Kelly wore from the orphanage?

4. What is the estimated cost of adopting a child from China?

5. During what dynasty is China's family system based on male lineage first laid out?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Karin fear about her daughter's future trip to China to search for her roots?

3. Describe some of the initial policies used by the Chinese government to reduce the birthrate.

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

5. What is a "bicultural identity"?

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

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

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

9. Describe the relationship between Kelly and the puppy, Maddy.

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

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