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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 scolds the maids for their mess?
(a) Xi-feng.
(b) Yuan-chun.
(c) Nannie Li.
(d) Dai-yu.

2. Who insists on being allowed to visit Qin-shi's body after her death?
(a) You-shi.
(b) Xi-feng.
(c) Bao-yu.
(d) Jia Rong.

3. Who seeks advice from Bao-yu about how to take care of the Ning household?
(a) You-shi.
(b) Cousin Zhen.
(c) Qin-shi.
(d) Xi-feng.

4. As Bao-yu, Xi-feng, and Qin Zhong talk during Chapter 14, what do they learn has happened?
(a) Qin-shi has passed away.
(b) Dai-yu's father has passed away.
(c) Dai-yu's mother has passed away.
(d) Bao-yu's father has passed away.

5. What is Shui Rong's title?
(a) The head of the Rong mansion.
(b) The Prince of Bei-jing.
(c) The Prince of Shanghai.
(d) The King of Bei-jing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who leads Yuan-chun's arrival at her garden?

2. Who is the love interest of Bao-yu's newly adopted "son" Jia Yun?

3. For what does Yuan-chun request octets be written?

4. What does Bao-yu call for an end for in his altered poem?

5. What is Yuan-chun shocked by when she first sees the garden?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Qin-shi's honor and devotion to family seen before she dies?

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

3. For what reason(s) might Bao-yu have become discontented living in the Prospect Garden?

4. What facets of the relationships between masters/mistresses and servants are shown in the conflict between Jia Lian, Xi-feng, and Patience?

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

6. How do the servants of the house react to Qin-shi's death?

7. What is revealed about Xi-feng's character in the episode involving a servant woman bringing money to her?

8. Why do the children move into the Prospect Garden?

9. How is the relationship between Bao-yu and his servants developed in the events after Yuan-chun's visit?

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

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