The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which hospital was Lia transferred to in Chapter 11?
(a) General Hospital.
(b) Merced Children's Hospital.
(c) Lakeview Children's Hospital.
(d) Valley Children's Hospital.

2. If healthy communication existed from the beginning, what does the author say in Chapter 18 might have been very different?
(a) Merced.
(b) Valley Children's Hospital.
(c) MCMC.
(d) Lia's life.

3. The area in Merced occupied by the Hmong was once known as what?
(a) Where the Latino residents live.
(b) Chinatown.
(c) New Town.
(d) Old Town.

4. In Merced, CA, how many residents are Hmong?
(a) One out of every 12 residents is Hmong.
(b) One out of every five residents is Hmong.
(c) 90 percent.
(d) One out of every six residents is Hmong.

5. What did Chapter 11 say was the day Lia's doctor's dreaded?
(a) November 25, 1988.
(b) December 25, 1986.
(c) December 25, 1988.
(d) November 25, 1986.

6. How does Chapter 19 open?
(a) With Neil receiving an award.
(b) With Lia's death.
(c) With the family preparing for a traditional shaman healing ceremony.
(d) With Lia's 19th birthday celebration.

7. How much did the pig cost that mentioned in Chapter 19?
(a) $250.00.
(b) $50.00.
(c) Nothing.
(d) $150.00.

8. What was Lia's condition when Anne first met the Lee family?
(a) She was healthy.
(b) She had died.
(c) She was in a vegetative state.
(d) She was mostly healthy, but having seizures.

9. How much is the txiv neeb paid in Chapter 19?
(a) He gets to eat with the family every night for the next week.
(b) $150.00.
(c) $250.00.
(d) Nothing.

10. As stated in Chapter 15, how did Lia surprise her doctors?
(a) By overcoming her seizures and living a normal life.
(b) By dying so quickly.
(c) By overcoming her seizures.
(d) By living in a vegetative state for two years.

11. When they arrived in America, who did the Lee's seek help from?
(a) Their family in Wisconsin.
(b) Their family in Oregon.
(c) Their family in Hawaii.
(d) Their family in California.

12. How are the inhabitants of Laos characterized?
(a) By how they talk.
(b) By what they eat.
(c) By what kind of house they have.
(d) By the altitude at which they live.

13. What does the author say any person, when working with someone from another ethnic background, should have the responsibility of doing?
(a) Finding a person better suited to deal with them.
(b) Reading as much as possible about the culture.
(c) Hiring at least three translators.
(d) Ensuring respect and proper communication.

14. What celebration occurred during Lia's time at MCMC in Chapter 13?
(a) Easter.
(b) Thanksgiving.
(c) Christmas.
(d) The Hmong New Year.

15. What happened on that day that Lia's doctors said they dreaded in Chapter 11?
(a) Lia was given back to her parents.
(b) Lia's family refused to bring her to the hospital.
(c) Lia's family was sent back to Laos.
(d) Lia suffered her last seizure, leading to her death.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many surviving children did they have when they arrived in America?

2. What could the doctors have done that would have shown respect for the Lees' religious beliefs?

3. How many other refugees did the Lee family leave Laos with in their second attempt?

4. What does Chapter 13 say never occurs to Nao and Foua about their children in America?

5. Who was hit hard with what happened to Jeanine?

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