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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who does Bao-yu take an opportunity to go and visit at the start of Chapter 8?
(b) Qin Zhong.
2. What belief about Qin-shi does Xi-feng reveal to You-shi?
(a) That Qin-shi is a reincarnated ancestor.
(b) That Qin-shi will soon fall in love.
(c) That Qin-shi is malingering and not actually sick.
(d) That Qin-shi will die from her illness.
3. Who suggests a complex plan of action to bring a satisfactory end to the whole affair over which Yu-cun is presiding?
(a) A monk.
(b) The slave girl.
(c) A Taoist.
(d) The usher.
4. What is Bao-yu's first question to Dai-yu?
(a) If she fancies him.
(b) If she is married.
(c) Whether she has a green jade like him.
(d) If she has seen the stone in the pond.
5. What was the subject of dispute Yu-cun was set to rule over?
(a) A robbery.
(b) A monk breaking celibacy.
(c) A slave girl.
(d) A police killing.
Short Answer Questions
1. How long did Feng Yuan wait to marry the girl in which he was interested?
2. Why does Bao-yu make a scene upon returning home from his visit with Bao-chai?
3. Who is suffering from a mysterious sickness at the end of Chapter 10?
4. What do Qin Zhong and Darling do while the headmaster is out?
5. Who does Dai-yu learn she will be living with even though it is not customary for girls to live with boys?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the connection between Bao-yu and Bao-chai deepen in Chapter 7?
2. What can be understood from the events surrounding the situation at the school in regard to other school children making fun of the boys of the Jia clan?
3. Describe Bao-yu's relationship to alcohol in Chapter 8.
4. How does superstition appear in the events surrounding Jia Rui?
5. Explore the significance of Bao-yu's inability to understand the songs the fairies sing to him about his family history, how to improve himself, and the fates of the women of the household.
6. In what ways are fear of shame and being poor seen in Chapter 6?
7. Hypothesize over the influence Bao-yu's father has on him despite his consistently disapproving attitude towards Bao-yu.
8. What events surrounding the trial in Chapter 4 illustrate further the Jia family's decline?
9. In what way does Dai-yu express her jealousy and somewhat obsessive attitude towards Bao-yu in the beginning of Chapter 9?
10. Upon their first meeting, do Bao-yu and Dai-yu feel a connection with each other? If so, how is it shown?
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