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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 does John Kwang say about "thick lidded" eyes?

2. What did Henry think about the woman his father brought home from the airport?

3. What kind of personality did Wen Zhou have?

4. Is John Kwang taller or shorter than Henry?

5. What happens after John Kwang finishes speaking at the rally in Chapter 9?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Henry.

2. How skilled was Mitt in the English language?

3. Which employees does Kwang show favoritism to?

4. What does Jack mean by saying that Dennis is not a "doing creature"?

5. Why do some of the protesters blame Kwang for their lost jobs?

6. How do Grace and Pete treat Henry when they see him?

7. Why did Pete Ichibata make a good spy?

8. Describe John Kwang.

9. What is Henry's response when he is asked about his profession?

10. How were Eduardo and Helda found?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

One of the prevalent themes in Native Speaker is that of immigration. By the end of the novel it is revealed that many of Kwang's supporters are immigrants. As result many of them are exposed and arrested. Write an essay that explores the theme of immigration within the context of the plot. What stance does Henry take on immigration? Does he support the idea of immigrants coming into the country and taking jobs? What are his opinions when it comes to immigrants starting their own businesses in the poorer neighborhoods of New York?

Essay Topic 2

Henry is a character who internally struggles with his identity. Is he American or Korean? He can never fully answer the question. Write an essay that explores the struggles Henry goes through as he attempts to discover his racial identity. Where did Henry's struggle with identity begin? Who is at fault for the way he views himself? Did his father and mother ever question their identities or Korean heritage?

Essay Topic 3

Money plays a major role in the plot of Native Speaker. Without money Kwang would never be able to run rallies or fund his campaign. Write an essay that explores the value of money to the characters of Native Speaker. Which characters value money the most? Which value it the least? Where does most of Kwang's funding come from? In which cases is money spent frivolously throughout the plot?

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