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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the author say the culture and fate of the Hmong people is seeped in?
(a) Years of tradition.
(b) Myths.
(c) Religon.
(d) The war.

2. How many seizures did Lia have over a few months time in Chapter Three?
(a) Twenty.
(b) Ten.
(c) One.
(d) Two.

3. Who is with Foua Lee when she goes through childbirth?
(a) She is surrounded by her other sleeping children.
(b) A midwife.
(c) Her husband.
(d) A doctor.

4. What did the physicians in the refugee camps in Chapter Six think of the how the Hmong people perceived them?
(a) They hated it.
(b) They had no idea.
(c) They didn't care.
(d) They liked it.

5. Why did Neill and Peggy become doctors?
(a) For the money.
(b) To heal people, whether it be animals or humans.
(c) Because they truly wanted to help other people.
(d) For the prestige.

6. How old was Lia when the significant door slamming mentioned in Chapter Three happened?
(a) Thirteen.
(b) Three weeks old.
(c) Three.
(d) Three months old.

7. Where was Foua when Lia was taken?
(a) Next door.
(b) Crying in the bedroom.
(c) Visiting relatives.
(d) In the house.

8. When did the Lee family arrive in America?
(a) 1980.
(b) 1988.
(c) 1976.
(d) 1983.

9. What did doctors fear would happen if they could not get Lia's seizures under control?
(a) She would never breathe properly.
(b) She would regress mentally.
(c) She would lose her voice.
(d) She would die.

10. What color was the chair the author sat in for her interviews with the Lee family?
(a) Orange.
(b) Blue.
(c) Purple.
(d) Red.

11. As mentioned in Chapter Six, what would have been a more agreeable plan to the Hmong in terms of treating illness?
(a) Sleep.
(b) Therapy.
(c) Medicine.
(d) Surgery.

12. What diseases do Hmong people suffer from at a higher rate than others?
(a) Lymes Disease.
(b) Diabetes and tuberculosis.
(c) The flu.
(d) Epilepsy.

13. Before Lia was taken, the family was not given what?
(a) A chance to defend themselves.
(b) Any advance warning.
(c) A chance to talk to the doctors.
(d) Paperwork.

14. What were this person's feelings about filing the report to Child Protective Services?
(a) The person was forced to do it by someone else.
(b) The report was filed reluctantly.
(c) They person filed the report and had no emotions about it.
(d) The person felt good about doing it.

15. What did Lia's family realize in Chapter Nine about her after she returned?
(a) She had regressed.
(b) That she was happy in her foster home.
(c) They could do nothing to help her.
(d) She didn't miss them.

Short Answer Questions

1. After the door slammed in Chapter Three, the Lees' concern for the daughter was also mixed with what?

2. In Chapter Nine, what did the Lees believe was the only thing that could help Lia with her condition?

3. What would happen to Lia's breathing when she had seizures?

4. Why does that particular type of medicine seem OK to the Hmong?

5. How does the author work through the barrier in interviewing the family?

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