Paradise of the Blind Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 new business brings a rougher crowd and wealthier clients?

2. Que's neighbor make che, a cake made of what?

3. How much money did Hang have left in savings at the start of the chapter?

4. What is the name of Que's neighbor and confidante?

5. Where did Tam live once she was evicted?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Chinh think of Que's occupation?

2. Descrive Hang's feelings toward the color purple.

3. Describe the fate of Ton's sister and mother during this time.

4. What was Chinh's reaction to Que's accident?

5. Who is waiting for Hang and what does he want?

6. What decision does Hang come to that night and why?

7. Why does Ton flee the village?

8. Why does a mob come to Que's house to attack her?

9. Why does Que leave the village?

10. How does Hang feel about the telegram?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Uncle Chinh seems to be up to no good every time we encounter him. Does he have any redeeming qualities? Does he deserve Que's sacrifice? Why does Que, and to a lesser extent, Hang, continue to run to his side? How might this validate or condone his actions?

Essay Topic 2

Aunt Tam is obviously very financially successful. She is able to provide material things for Hang that Que cannot. However, Aunt Tam is also alone and bitter. How does money help Tam cope with problems in her life? Do you think money buys happiness?

Essay Topic 3

Hang is the daughter of Que, a woman who spends much of her life devoting herself to her family, particularly her brother Chinh. How are Que and Hang different from one another? How are they the same? How do you suppose Hang's actions and philosophies are related to the manner and environment in which she grew up?

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