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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the novel, who does the mother favor?
(a) The narrator.
(b) The older brother.
(c) The lover.
(d) The younger brother.

2. In which city does the family reside while living in Chochichina?
(a) Saigon.
(b) Can Thoa.
(c) Sadec.
(d) Bien Hoa.

3. How old was the narrator when she cut her hair for the first time?
(a) Twenty-three.
(b) Twenty-four.
(c) Nineteen and a half.
(d) Fifteen and a half.

4. Around what time is the novel narrated?
(a) 1973.
(b) 1989.
(c) 1983.
(d) 1929.

5. What is the name of the family's loyal domestic servant?
(a) Dô.
(b) Thị.
(c) Hélène.
(d) Marguerite.

6. About how old is the older brother when the mother dies?
(a) 40.
(b) 50.
(c) 45.
(d) 35.

7. What subject does the narrator excel in?
(a) Chinese.
(b) Literature.
(c) French.
(d) Mathematics.

8. In the beginning of the story, the narrator appears old and "ravaged." During what age period is it noted that her most rapid aging took place?
(a) 18 to 25.
(b) 30 to 40.
(c) 25 to 30.
(d) 15 to 19.

9. What does the mother suffer from throughout the narrator's life?
(a) Depression.
(b) Nausea.
(c) Rashes.
(d) Headaches.

10. In contrast to what the mother plans, what does the narrator want to be?
(a) Teacher.
(b) Mathematician.
(c) Seamstress.
(d) Writer.

11. Who escaped the law of error?
(a) Dô.
(b) The narrator.
(c) Hélène Lagonelle.
(d) The mother.

12. While living in the French colony of Chochinchina, in what city is the narrator's school located?
(a) Saigon.
(b) Sadec.
(c) Can Tho.
(d) Bien Hoa.

13. Later in her life, whose photograph does the narrator see that reminds her of herself as the young woman on the ferry?
(a) Her mother as a young woman.
(b) A movie star of the day.
(c) A friend from her childhood.
(d) Her twenty-year-old son.

14. During the scene on the ferry, why does the narrator go to stand by the railing?
(a) She is waiting for someone.
(b) She is bored.
(c) She wants to see the water.
(d) She is seasick.

15. Who in the novel is both physically and mentally abusive?
(a) The older brother.
(b) The narrator.
(c) The mother.
(d) The yonger brother.

Short Answer Questions

1. The lover comments that it is rare to see a white girl ________.

2. Where did the family go after the father's death?

3. How does the mother earn money?

4. How does the family's servant seem to function in the family?

5. Who watches out for the narrator?

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