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. What is the first glimpse Karin and Mark get of their baby?

2. At one time in history, what is cut into intricate pieces that fit like puzzles so that separated family could find one another?

3. After a baby is born, what do rural Chinese people bury outside the home if it is a girl, and inside if it is a boy?

4. What is the most common method used to commit suicide by Chinese rural women?

5. What are the "baiji"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Harry Wu's objection to the Chinese adoption system?

3. What does May Wong see as the biggest difference between Chinese and American cultures?

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

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

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

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

8. What is Kelly's reaction to the film "Stuart Little"?

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

10. What kind of information is given to prospective parents after they are matched with a Chinese baby?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the quote,"How sad to be a woman! Nothing on earth is held so cheap" (poet Fu Hsuan). What does this mean? What connection does it have with the current state of affairs in China? Is it an accurate statement? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

The state of adoption in China, including which children are adopted, is influenced by many factors. Please name at least three and explain why and how they are influences.

Essay Topic 3

What is the story of the red thread and its significance to Chinese adoptees? How does Evans use this story in her own?

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