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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many cricket cages does Fisby own by the time he meets Capt. McLean?
2. Who is flying over to look at the village?
3. What does Col. Purdy tell Gregovich to do with the stills?
4. What did some "fool Senator" do back in Washington?
5. What is eating up the Chinese peas?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How is the chrysanthemum a symbol throughout the play? What different meanings does it have as the play evolves? Describe the difference between the bud and a chrysanthemum in full bloom. Do you think Fisby ever understands the significance of the flower as the villagers do?
Essay Topic 2
When Fisby says that Lotus Blossom must decide her future for herself, what is happening? What is Fisby giving up? Anything? What is Lotus Blossom giving up if she starts to decide her future on her own? What will she gain? What do you think is the final effect of Fisby knowing Lotus Blossom? Do you think it breaks a stereotype for him?
Essay Topic 3
What does it mean to the resident of the village to sit in the pine grove and watch the sun go down while drinking tea? What ideals does this promote?
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