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Cao Xueqin
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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. What does Bao-yu call for an end for in his altered poem?
(a) Feminine nagging and jealousy.
(b) Bureaucracy.
(c) Cheating women.
(d) Jealous boyfriends.

2. After a night's sleep, who does Bao-yu wake up next to in Chapter 21?
(a) Bao-chai.
(b) Dai-yu.
(c) Precious.
(d) Aroma.

3. Who scolds Aroma for not getting up when she enters a room?
(a) Nannie Li.
(b) Yu-chun.
(c) Bao-chai.
(d) Dai-yu.

4. What is Jia Rong offered immediately after there is concern about his status?
(a) A spot in the Corps of Officers of the Imperial Guard.
(b) A job in a bakery.
(c) A spot as a courtier of the Imperial Court.
(d) A marriage proposal.

5. What must families of concubines do so that they can meet together in private?
(a) Suggest another girl who can be made a concubine.
(b) Build a separate residence according to the emperor's specifications.
(c) Pay a fee to the Emperor.
(d) Make an offering to the gods.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is purchased for Yuan-chun's first visit to her garden?

2. Who gives temporary names to places and things in the garden for Yuan-chun?

3. To whose house does Bao-yu wander to to study to look at a painting that he likes?

4. What addiction does Dai-yu discover of Bao-yu's?

5. What are Aroma's overall plans for Bao-yu?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss Yuan-chun's reaction upon her first visit home.

2. Why is Dai-yu overcome with grief as she listens to the words of the actresses rehearsing in the garden?

3. Hypothesize as to why Bao-yu's reaction to Qin-shi's death so violent.

4. Why does Jia Zheng finally start to warm to Bao-yu?

5. How does Patience show her loyalty to Xi-feng in Chapter 16?

6. Why does Aroma manipulate Bao-yu in Chapter 19?

7. How does the family express their bereavement of and Qin-shi's death to the public?

8. What superstition in Chapter 21 is shown to be false?

9. What does the way the Jia family undertake preparations for Yuan-chun's visit show about their character when it comes to money?

10. In Chapter 20, how does Bao-yu show that he cares about Dai-yu?

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