The Distant Land of My Father Test | Final Test - Hard

Bo Caldwell
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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. Who posted the letter for Joseph, which is why it had been re-routed?

2. Genevieve tells Anna that according to newspaper articles, Joseph was released from prison and is now in __________.

3. What magazine reveals the details of Joseph's imprisonment to Anna and Genevieve?

4. Genevieve learns that Joseph will arrive in _________ in mid-December after the conflict is over.

5. Joseph ends up telling Anna that Shanghai is not a __________ for a little girl.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Genevieve tell Anna about her father when they learn he will be coming home?

2. What does Joseph find when he returns to his office on Yuen Thing Yuen Road?

3. What happens when Genevieve and Anna decide to go to eat at Jimmy's?

4. What does Anna tell Jack on the day of her 25th birthday?

5. What does Joseph include in a brief letter to Anna in the months after Genevieve's funeral?

6. What is Anna's response to Genevieve's request that Anna forgive her father?

7. What does Joseph learn about his finances on New Year's Day 1949?

8. What does Genevieve show to Anna after the party for her and Jack?

9. What does Joseph tell Anna about his life when they are at a nearby Chinese restaurant?

10. What happens when Joseph writes frequently and sends gifts at Christmas to Anna?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Joseph doesn't get a job as Genevieve suggests, which upsets her as they begin their new life in California.

Part 1: Why doesn't Joseph get a job as he is asked to do by his wife?

Part 2: How might you have responded if your spouse didn't get a job as you expected them to?

Part 3: Do you think Joseph should have gotten a job?

Essay Topic 2

Anna's father seems to be caught up in smuggling for a part of the story, which puts his family at risk.

Part 1: Why would a person decide to be a smuggler when their family could be in danger?

Part 2: How do you think Joseph could have protected his family more?

Part 3: Do you think Joseph cares about the safety of his family?

Essay Topic 3

The internment camp where Joseph is held doesn't sound bad until there is mention of torture.

Part 1: What do you think of the idea of internment camps for the Chinese?

Part 2: Do you think that internment camps were necessary during war times?

Part 3: How do you think the prisoners at internment camps were treated?

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