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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. In what year does China enact an international adoption law?
2. What is it called when the parents' dossiers are matched with a Chinese child?
3. What is the name of Karin and Mark's new puppy?
4. What is Jiang Xiao Yu holding when she meets her parents?
5. What message does Max give the adoptive parents before they head out to start collecting official permissions?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are some of the circumstances that have created such a large amount of Chinese baby girls in orphanages?
2. Describe the experience Mark and Karin had at the local dog pound.
3. Describe the relationship between Kelly and the puppy, Maddy.
4. Why does Evans write this book?
5. What is the practical side of the Confucian family system that so heavily favors sons?
6. What is the ancient Chinese proverb that Evans references?
7. What does May Wong see as the biggest difference between Chinese and American cultures?
8. How do Karin and Mark feel about the rest of their group?
9. Why do Karin and Mark want to adopt a child?
10. What is the significance of the phrase, "Heavy pressures that are difficult to explain"?
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
Do China's population and adoption laws encourage the abandonment of babies? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
How does the Chinese story "The Lost Mare" relate to Karin and Mark's adoption process? What other "signs" does Karin see as being related to her situation?
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