The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Anne Fadiman
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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 would happen to Lia's breathing when she had seizures?

2. What does the author say the culture and fate of the Hmong people is seeped in?

3. As mentioned in Chapter Nine, an ordinance was created banning what?

4. What do the interviews described in the preface offer a glimpse into?

5. Besides language, what else does the cultural barrier make difficult for doctors and Hmong patients?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the author overcome barriers to interviewing the Lee family?

2. Give an example of how the Hmong are clearly tied to their past.

3. In Hmong tradition, how does childbirth differ from here in America?

4. Describe Neil Ernst and Peggy Philp.

5. What is special about the red chair where Anne sat to do her interviews?

6. Why did the nurses at Merced recall Lia with mixed emotions?

7. Why was it hard for doctors to pin down Lia's developmental delays?

8. What happens to a baby's placenta after in Hmong culture?

9. Why did the Lees have to leave their homeland of Laos?

10. What questions did the Hmong people have about American doctors and surgery?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the root of the contention between the Chinese and the Hmong and their on again, off again relationship?

Essay Topic 2

Write about the affects on Lia, her family and her clan after she is forcefully removed from her home.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the question on the author's mind after her experience with the Lee family that serves as the premise for the book. Be sure to talk about the clashing worlds of the Hmong culture and the medical community.

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