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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. After a chief in the City Administration dies, what does Manna begin to do?
2. What is Geng Yang's real reason for inviting Manna to his room?
3. How does Geng Yang think Lin should carry out his relationship with Manna?
4. What unnerves Manna about Geng Yang when she sees him at the bus stop?
5. When Lin and Manna break up, what does Lin do to occupy his time?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Manna begin to advance on Lin?
2. What dilemmas do Shuyu's feet make for Lin?
3. Although a relationship between Manna and Liang Meng is Lin's idea, what is his attitude? Why?
4. Why doesn't Geng Yang cry during "The Flower Girl?" What conclusion does Manna draw about him?
5. What draws and repels Manna and Liang Meng to and from each other?
6. Why does Lin think an attempt to pay Shuyu or Bensheng for a divorce would fail?
7. How does Lin change the direction of his and Manna's relationship as his divorce seems less and less likely?
8. How does Lin share Manna's feelings about Geng Yang?
9. Why does Manna help Lin put dust covers on his books?
10. What is the relationship Manna Wu invents between Lin Kong and Pinging Ma? Why does Manna think Pingping is more appealing to Lin than she is?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay about Geng Yang and what he embodies, represents, and provides.
Essay Topic 2
The heart is a recurring symbol in "Waiting." Write an essay about the relevance of when and how it is used and what it represents about the characters and relationships.
Essay Topic 3
Tradition, rules, and standards sometimes play the most pivotal role in the relationships in "Waiting." Write an essay about the characters' multifaceted relationships with these obstacles.
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