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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the Lee's think of western medicine in Chapter Three?
(a) They were scared of it.
(b) They were skeptical, but thought they would give it a try.
(c) They had no opinion.
(d) They were in awe of it.

2. Because of what the Hmong believe about why illnesses happen, what do they question about doctors in Chapter Four?
(a) Why doctors take blood and perform surgery.
(b) Why doctors must treat you at a hospital.
(c) Why there are no shamans available.
(d) They don't understand what pills are.

3. Who filed a report about Lia to Child Protective Services?
(a) Foua.
(b) Peggy.
(c) Jeanine.
(d) Neil.

4. How does the author work through the barrier in interviewing the family?
(a) Works through rough deadlines.
(b) She uses an interpreter.
(c) Gets her publisher to pay for travel.
(d) Takes writing classes.

5. As mentioned in Chapter Nine, an ordinance was created banning what?
(a) Shaman.
(b) Sacrifices of animals.
(c) Medicine labels written only in English.
(d) Public meetings of the Hmong clans.

6. What is the difference between Hmong culture and American in terms of high contact?
(a) It is viewed as intrusive in the Hmong culture.
(b) There is not difference, it is viewed the same in both countries.
(c) It is viewed as intrusive in American culture.
(d) It is viewed as respectful in the Hmong culture.

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

8. What kind of welcome did Anne receive from the clan letters?
(a) They refused to talk to her.
(b) A cold welcome.
(c) A warm welcome.
(d) They would not stop talking.

9. What is the Lee's homeland?
(a) Laos.
(b) Thailand.
(c) Vietnam.
(d) Japan.

10. In Chapter Four, what did the Hmong people back at the camp ask the woman about American doctors?
(a) About the accessibility and use of a traditional txiv neeb.
(b) Whether shots hurt.
(c) What the hospital beds were like.
(d) If there were any woman doctors.

11. When did the author first meet the Lee family?
(a) 1989.
(b) 1980.
(c) 1988.
(d) 1976.

12. What kind of connotation comes with the Miao or Meo name?
(a) Honor.
(b) Prestige.
(c) Guilt.
(d) Something not favorable.

13. Besides language, what else does the cultural barrier make difficult for doctors and Hmong patients?
(a) Filling out forms.
(b) Calling on the phone.
(c) Non-verbal, interpersonal communication.
(d) Talking to nurses.

14. What does Lia's family believe happened during the door slamming mentioned in Chapter Three?
(a) It made her deaf.
(b) Lia's soul flew away because it was so frightening.
(c) It disrupted Lia's ears.
(d) Lia's soul awoke.

15. In Chapter Nine, who did the Lees begin to blame for Lia's condition?
(a) May.
(b) The government and her prescribed medication.
(c) The shaman.
(d) The Kordas.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Hmong tradition, what is considered an illness of honor?

2. As mentioned in Chapter Six, what would have been a more agreeable plan to the Hmong in terms of treating illness?

3. Why did the Lee's flee their homeland?

4. Who was not present when Lia was removed from the home?

5. Who in the Hmong culture has the highest rank?

(see the answer keys)

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