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. Who is it that parents photograph at one orphanage where they are the first people to pick up the babies?

2. Which of these is NOT a traditional Chinese saying disparaging daughters?

3. How old is the child that will be Karin and Mark's daughter when they receive their referral?

4. Who is China's second sage?

5. What is a regional delicacy in Guangzhou that Karin is told tastes like peanuts?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe the official paperwork Chinese babies who are adopted receive from the Chinese government.

4. Describe the card Karin and Mark receive from the orphanage where Kelly lived.

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

6. Why are the baiji in danger?

7. Describe the traffic in Guanzhou at night.

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

9. What are some of the circumstances that have created such a large amount of Chinese baby girls in orphanages?

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

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

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 3

How is adoption today different from adoption in the mid-twentieth century? What have today's adoptive parents learned from those now-grown adopted children?

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