Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Test | Final 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 is Snow Flower's appearance when Lily visits her in "Into the Clouds"?

2. What arrives in Tongkou in the hot summer months after the Emperor dies?

3. Why doesn't Lily invite Snow Flower to her son's one-month celebration?

4. How long does Lily walk with Snow Flower and her family when battles erupt between the government and rebel forces?

5. What taboo do Lily and Snow Flower break?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Snow Flower and Lily's complaints about their mothers-in-law.

2. What do Lily and her mother fight about when Lily returns home after Snow Flower's marriage?

3. What does Lily do for Snow Flower's granddaughter, Peony?

4. In what way does Snow Flower's nu shu letter express her true thoughts to Lily after the birth of her son?

5. What did Lily's husband do when the battles came to Tongkou?

6. What helped give the fleeing villagers courage as they sat in the bowl of the mountain?

7. Describe why Lily lets her son leave the upstairs chamber.

8. How does Lily try to help Snow Flower on her deathbed?

9. How does Lily care for her mother-in-law when she becomes sick with typhoid?

10. What does Lily do to shield her children from the typhoid epidemic?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Madame Wang and her role in the novel. Does she seem to have more power as a woman because she has business dealings with men? Why doesn't Lily like her?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the idyllic scene before Beautiful Moon dies. What does Lily say is the reason that Beautiful Moon dies? How does her death affect Lily?

Essay Topic 3

How are girls and women restricted in their interaction with the larger world outside their homes? In what way does a "women's chamber" confine them? Provide three examples of how Lily catches glimpses of the world in her "daughter days."

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