The Lost Daughters of China Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Karin Evans
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What is it called when the parents' dossiers are matched with a Chinese child?

5. How many Chinese girls are flown into the United States every month?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the story that Karin has imagined about Kelly's birth mother?

5. What are some reasons that Americans have turned more to international adoptions?

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

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

8. How does Karin's view of parenthood differ from Jill Ker Conway's?

9. Why do the backgrounds of many Chinese adoptees remain so unclear?

10. What is the mission of Families with Children from China?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the symbolism of the comparison that Karin makes between her baby's footprint and the place of her birth?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the significance of this quote by Confucius: "People's original natures are nearly the same. But due to different educations and environments, they grow further and further apart." What does he mean? Is this statement supported or refuted by the author?

Essay Topic 3

What are the circumstances that have led to the wide disparity between the number of girls and boys in Chinese orphanages? Be sure to include both ancient influences and current conditions.

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