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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. What servant finds a lock of The Mattress's hair in Jia Lian's things?
2. What does Jia-zeng notice about Bao-yu's intelligence?
3. What does Yuan-chun remind the family of as she departs from the garden?
4. Who gives Bao-yu a present of romantic, sexual love stories to read?
5. What is Yuan-chun shocked by when she first sees the garden?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is the relationship between Bao-yu and his servants developed in the events after Yuan-chun's visit?
2. How does Bao-yu show increasing maturity in his response to the quarrels among his female companions?
3. How does the family express their bereavement of and Qin-shi's death to the public?
4. Why is Dai-yu overcome with grief as she listens to the words of the actresses rehearsing in the garden?
5. What is revealed about Xi-feng's character in the episode involving a servant woman bringing money to her?
6. In what ways are Bao-yu's intellectual abilities displayed in the events surrounding Yuan-chun's visit?
7. In Chapter 20, how does Bao-yu show that he cares about Dai-yu?
8. What can be understood from the relationship between Qin Zhong and Sappy?
9. Analyze Bao-yu's interactions with his father Jia Zheng during the naming party.
10. What facets of the relationships between masters/mistresses and servants are shown in the conflict between Jia Lian, Xi-feng, and Patience?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Is the author justified in ending the novel with a cliffhanger? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
What is the author's reasoning behind having such a large number of important and clearly defined characters? Illustrate your answer with examples from the text.
Essay Topic 3
Explore the relationship between "real" and "fantastic" worlds in the novel with a particular focus on The Land of Illusion and what influence it brings upon the main story.
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