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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 do Lily and Snow Flower stay as they travel home after praying for the birth of healthy sons at the Temple of Gupo?
2. What taboo do Lily and Snow Flower break?
3. Why does Lily sweep three times a day in her sleeping chamber?
4. How does Spring Moon kill herself on her wedding night?
5. What does Lily see outside the palanquin window as she travels between her natal and husband's home in "Temple of Gupo"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did Lily's husband do when the battles came to Tongkou?
2. How does Lily respond when she hears Snow Flower sing the Letter of Vituperation?
3. Describe the Letter of Vituperation.
4. How does Lily try to help Snow Flower on her deathbed?
5. Describe Snow Flower and Lily's complaints about their mothers-in-law.
6. Describe Lily's reunion with her husband after she comes down from the mountain.
7. What do Lily and her mother fight about when Lily returns home after Snow Flower's marriage?
8. In what way does Snow Flower's nu shu letter express her true thoughts to Lily after the birth of her son?
9. What food restrictions did Lily have when she was pregnant?
10. Why does Lily want to wait for her husband when the Taipings arrive in Snow Flower's village?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the contract that Lily and Snow Flower write? How do they uphold this contract through the years? What makes Lily think that Snow Flower has broken it?
Essay Topic 2
What rituals does Lily go through as she prepares for her marriage? How does Snow Flower help her get through this phase of her life? Use specific examples to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Women are described in the novel as a "worthless branch" and weak. How does Lily show strength and value throughout her life as a daughter, wife, mother, and friend? How does she continue to become a stronger person as she ages?
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