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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How long ago does Jing-Mei say she sent a tuner to her parents’ apartment to recondition the piano at the end of the story?
(a) A year ago
(b) A week ago
(c) A month ago
(d) Two days ago
2. When was the Chinese Exclusion Act signed into law?
3. What nickname does Jing-Mei say she secretly gave Mr. Chong when she began taking piano lessons with him?
(a) Old Chong
(b) Wicked Chong
(c) Wise Chong
(d) Sage Chong
4. How many days after the talent show is it when Jing-Mei is surprised that her mother insists she practice piano?
5. Jing-Mei describes the girl playing piano on The Ed Sullivan Show as having the sauciness of whom?
(a) Peter Pan
(b) John Wayne
(c) Little Orphan Annie
(d) Shirley Temple
6. Jing-Mei says of Mr. Chong when she began piano lessons that “he must have been younger than I thought, since he” what?
(a) Had sisters that were my mother’s age
(b) Had no children and was not yet married
(c) Had two young children and a young wife
(d) Lived with his mother and was not yet married
7. Jing-Mei says that her mother offered to give her the piano for her birthday when she turned how old?
8. What is Jing-Mei doing on the day when her mother insists she go practice at the piano after the talent show fiasco?
(a) Calling a friend
(b) Watching TV
(c) Writing in her journal
(d) Listening to the radio
9. What refers to circular toys that are twirled around the waist, and that some of the children used at the talent show when Jing-Mei made her piano debut?
(b) Jump ropes
(c) Juggling balls
(d) Hula Hoops
10. What does Jing-Mei say Mr. Chong would balance on her wrists as she practiced piano so that she would keep them still?
11. What “magic word” as in conjuring does Jing-Mei use to describe the effect of her having said hurtful things to her mother during their fight about piano practice?
12. What does Jing-Mei’s mother tell her on the phone that she has when offering her the piano for her birthday?
(a) Lots of money
(b) Children who might want to learn
(c) Practiced skill
(d) Natural talent
13. What does Jing-Mei say she never really did while she practiced for her talent show?
(a) Worry about how she looked while playing
(b) Connect with the music that flowed through her
(c) Think about anything other than the music
(d) Listened to what she was playing
14. Of her lack of ambitions in music, Jing-Mei says “I was so determined not to try, not to be anybody different that I learned to play only the most ear-splitting preludes, the most discordant” what?
15. What word does Jing-Mei use to describe Auntie Lindo’s daughter in the narrative?
Short Answer Questions
1. Jing-Mei describes the fingers of Mr. Chong’s mother as feeling like what?
2. What is Auntie Lindo’s husband’s name?
3. Of Auntie Lindo’s daughter, Jing-Mei says “We had grown up together and shared all the closeness of two sisters squabbling over crayons and dolls. In other words, for the most part, we” what?
4. How does Jing-Mei say she felt every time she saw the piano in her parents’ living room at the end of the story?
5. What is Auntie Lindo’s last name in the story?
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