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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 wakes Xi-feng from her dream about Qin-shi?
2. What are Aroma's overall plans for Bao-yu?
3. What does Bao-yu pick at Qin Zhong about while staying at the temple?
4. Who calls for Bao-yu to tell the boy he is to be moved in with the girls?
5. Who gives temporary names to places and things in the garden for Yuan-chun?
Short Essay Questions
1. Hypothesize as to why Bao-yu's reaction to Qin-shi's death so violent.
2. What superstition in Chapter 21 is shown to be false?
3. How does the family express their bereavement of and Qin-shi's death to the public?
4. What does Bao-yu add to the book he is reading, and how does Dai-yu respond?
5. Why is Dai-yu overcome with grief as she listens to the words of the actresses rehearsing in the garden?
6. Discuss Yuan-chun's reaction upon her first visit home.
7. Analyze Bao-yu's interactions with his father Jia Zheng during the naming party.
8. For what reason(s) might Bao-yu have become discontented living in the Prospect Garden?
9. In what ways are Bao-yu's intellectual abilities displayed in the events surrounding Yuan-chun's visit?
10. How does Bao-yu show increasing maturity in his response to the quarrels among his female companions?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The central character of Bao-yu has a very clear arc of development. Discuss this with particular focus on the different levels of maturity that he attains and how he attains them.
Essay Topic 2
How is the society portrayed in the novel shown to be strongly familial? In your answer, comment upon the familial influences felt by Bao-yu.
Essay Topic 3
Explore the ways the author illustrates the divide between poor classes and rich classes in the novel and the various grey areas surrounding that divide.
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