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

2. What is the most common method used to commit suicide by Chinese rural women?
(a) Stabbing.
(b) Hanging.
(c) Poison by agricultural pesticide.
(d) Self-starvation.

3. Where does Karin live in her early journalistic career?
(a) Rio de Janeiro.
(b) India.
(c) London.
(d) Hong Kong.

4. What is the translation of the name given to many girls born into families without sons?
(a) "Extra mouth."
(b) "Treasured one."
(c) "Bring a little brother."
(d) "Not a boy."

5. What are the "baiji"?
(a) White dolphins.
(b) White cranes.
(c) White goats.
(d) White whales.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is the child that will be Karin and Mark's daughter when they receive their referral?

2. In what year does the Law on Protection of Rights and Interests of Women go into effect?

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

4. What novel does Evans mention as having a character who strangles a newborn girl?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What are Karin's feelings toward Max?

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

3. What are some of the things that Karin and Mark are told about Kelly?

4. Why does Evans praise the Chinese state for its adoption program?

5. What recent announcement about adoption has been made by President Clinton as Evans is writing her book?

6. What is a "bicultural identity"?

7. What is the ancient Chinese proverb that Evans references?

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

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

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

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