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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many sticks of incense does Wang Lung burn at the temple of the earth after his son is born in Chapter 4?
(a) 5.
(b) 3.
(c) 4.
(d) 2.

2. What does O-lan do with the New Year's cakes she makes in Chapter 5?
(a) She eats them all.
(b) She gives them to her family.
(c) She gives them to Old Mistress Hwang as a gift.
(d) She feeds them to the poor.

3. Where does Wang Lung hide when he observes soldiers seizing his fellow laborers from the streets in Chapter 14?
(a) A hot water shop.
(b) A butcher shop.
(c) A pipe store.
(d) A temple.

4. Who turns the villagers against Wang Lung during the hard times after the drought in Chapter 8?
(a) O-lan.
(b) Ching.
(c) Liu.
(d) Wang Lung's uncle.

5. What food does Ching give to Wang Lung before Wang's family departs for the south in Chapter 9?
(a) Dried beans.
(b) Bone broth.
(c) Water chestnuts.
(d) Rice bowls.

6. What items did Wang Lung's father take to the House of Hwang to secure Wang Lung's marriage to their slave-girl?
(a) A watch and a necklace.
(b) Two rings and a pair of earrings.
(c) A silk dress and a pair of stockings.
(d) A pair of shoes and a ladle.

7. Whom does O-lan suggest Wang Lung buy land from instead of from the House of Hwang in Chapter 5?
(a) Ching.
(b) Liu.
(c) Wang Lung's uncle.
(d) Wang Lung's father.

8. Who built the Temple of the Earth where Wang Lung burns incense after his wedding?
(a) Old Master Hwang.
(b) Wang Lung's grandfather.
(c) Wang Lung's uncle.
(d) Wang Lung's father.

9. How is Wang Lung's uncle's wife described in Chapter 4?
(a) "Like a fox."
(b) "Attractive and tidy."
(c) "Thin and waspy."
(d) "Fat and lazy."

10. What is depicted on the second flier that Wang Lung is given in Chapter 14?
(a) A street paved with gold.
(b) A fat man stabbing a starving man.
(c) Buddha.
(d) Jesus Christ.

11. What season has begun in the beginning of Chapter 14?
(a) Autumn.
(b) Winter.
(c) Spring.
(d) Summer.

12. How many sleeping mats does Wang Lung purchase to fashion into a hut for his family in the city in Chapter 11?
(a) 6.
(b) 10.
(c) 3.
(d) 4.

13. From whom has Wang Lung bought a leg of pork that hangs in his house in Chapter 4?
(a) Liu.
(b) Ching.
(c) Pear Blossom.
(d) Lotus.

14. What does Wang Lung do for work when he first arrives in the city in the south in Chapter 11?
(a) He works at a butcher shop.
(b) He sells newspapers.
(c) He pulls a rickshaw.
(d) He works at the public kitchen.

15. What is the name of the southern city that Wang Lung's family lives in during the famine in Chapter 11?
(a) Dalian.
(b) Kiangsu.
(c) Anhwei.
(d) Fuzhou.

Short Answer Questions

1. What color is the suit that Wang Lung wears on his wedding day?

2. Who kills Wang Lung's ox in Chapter 8?

3. How much of the money Wang Lung has obtained does he spend on seeds before returning to his land in Chapter 15?

4. What does O-lan remark to Wang Lung about the child she has just given birth to in Chapter 7?

5. Where does the American woman ask Wang Lung to transport her in Chapter 11?

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