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. Which of these places is NOT mentioned as a new home of a Chinese baby?

2. What unusual circumstances involving Chinese adoption exists in one Southern family?

3. What is the popular name of legendary heroine Fa Mu Lan?

4. Which of these is NOT a source of the author's story?

5. Of what TV show does Mark say the "soy or milk" formula debate reminds him?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How do Karin and Mark feel about the rest of their group?

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

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

5. What does Karin fear about her daughter's future trip to China to search for her roots?

6. Describe the traffic in Guanzhou at night.

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is ironic about the packing that Karin and Mark do for their trip to China? Why? How does she feel about it?

Essay Topic 2

Describe China's "one-child policy." Why does it start? Is that an accurate name? How is it enforced?

Essay Topic 3

Do China's population and adoption laws encourage the abandonment of babies? Explain.

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