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 American icon does Karin see painted on trashcans in Guanzhou?

2. What is the period of Mao Zedong's reforms called?

3. Which of these is NOT an interpretation of Kelly's given Chinese name?

4. Who is China's second sage?

5. What is a "shengyu zheng"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do Karin and Mark want to adopt a child?

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

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

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

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

6. What is, in Evans' mind, the most important finding to come out of a study on infant abandonment in China?

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

8. Why does professor Huang Banghan want to write a book about Chinese-U.S. adoption for Chinese readers?

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

10. What attempts are made during the Mao Zedong era to improve the lives of women?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the significance of the baiji. What are they? How is their story connected to those of abandoned Chinese baby girls?

Essay Topic 2

What is the message Karin draws from a needle she found stuck in her quilt? Why is it especially meaningful to her at the time?

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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