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. Where is the author's daughter born?

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

3. Where are Karin and Mark told their daughter was found?

4. How does the author refer to other girls adopted from China?

5. About how long does it take for adoptive parents to move from the first meeting in an adoption agency to meeting their child?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are working conditions like in China?

2. Describe the traffic in Guanzhou at night.

3. Why does Evans write this book?

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

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

6. What are some of the recommendations on packing for China that Karin and Mark choose not to use?

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

8. Describe some of the initial policies used by the Chinese government to reduce the birthrate.

9. What is the ancient Chinese proverb that Evans references?

10. What is China's "dark side"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the significance of this quote by Confucius: "People's original natures are nearly the same. But due to different educations and environments, they grow further and further apart." What does he mean? Is this statement supported or refuted by the author?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

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

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