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 meaning of "Xiao," the first part of all the little girls' names?

2. Which other country is NOT mentioned as a frequent home of Chinese adoptees?

3. What is the translation of the name given to many girls born into families without sons?

4. How many wars of foreign aggression has China endured in the past 300 years?

5. Who are "pleaders"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. At the time Karin and Mark are adopting, what is the state of Chinese women's reproductive lives?

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

4. Describe Karin and Mark's first moments with their daughter.

5. What is SOS Kinderdorf International?

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

7. How does Karin's view of parenthood differ from Jill Ker Conway's?

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

9. How is adoption different in the 1950s-70s?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the effects of poverty on China's women and girls and why it is germane to the discussion of adoption.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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