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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. During what dynasty is China's family system based on male lineage first laid out?
(a) Ming.
(b) Han.
(c) Song.
(d) Qin.

2. What is the period of Mao Zedong's reforms called?
(a) The Mao Dynasty.
(b) The Golden Age.
(c) The Great Leap Forward.
(d) The New Deal.

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

4. How old is the child that will be Karin and Mark's daughter when they receive their referral?
(a) Three months.
(b) Eighteen months.
(c) Six months.
(d) One year.

5. What is used by midwives to smother newborn baby girls?
(a) A pillow.
(b) A blanket.
(c) Ashes.
(d) The midwife's hand.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the number of people in China the government admitted was too poor to afford clothes and food?

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

4. Which other country is NOT mentioned as a frequent home of Chinese adoptees?

5. What does the author say the book is for her daughter?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does poverty affect children?

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

4. Why does Evans doubt the appropriateness of using the word "abandonment" so often in reference to Chinese babies?

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

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

7. What negative predictions accompany a forecast of a 20% shortage of marriageable young women?

8. What is the significance of the phrase, "Heavy pressures that are difficult to explain"?

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

10. What are Karin's feelings toward Max?

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