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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Hang use to warm herself on the train?
2. What does the visitor want?
3. In Aunt Tam's story, what is the name of the man who was promoted to governor?
4. What is the person doing?
5. Once she arrives in Moscow, Hang goes where to meet her uncle Chinh?
Essay Topic 1
After Aunt Tam's passing, Hang discovers several of her aunt's possessions, including two wedding gowns and the gold earrings she had given Hang. Discuss the significance of these items to the owner and the story. What do they say about Aunt Tam?
Essay Topic 2
At the end of the book, Hang decides to sell Aunt Tam's house and leave the past crimes and their sad legacy behind. She envisions a different world, larger than the small village of her ancestors Do you think Hang made the right decision? What would you have done in Hang's situation? Why?
Essay Topic 3
Aunt Tam takes on a more prominent role in Hang's life as she grows older - visiting once a month, writing letters, providing for Hang's education expenses. How does her "mothering" affect Hang's relationship with her own mother? Does it seem as though Hang ever chooses Aunt Tam over Que? Why do you think Aunt Tam is so interested in Hang?
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