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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. Bensheng wishes Hua would find a different boyfriend because soldiers are not ______ anymore.
2. What does Bensheng's donkey eat too much of that makes its stomach burst?
3. What Makes Manna think Ran Su knows about her rape?
4. Haiyan says she would never marry a doctor because she believes they are only well trained what?
5. Why is Manna upset that Lin is teaching the orderlies?
Short Essay Questions
1. Is Lin going to leave Manna?
2. Does Lin love Manna?
3. Is Manna the type of lover Lin predicted?
4. What about Ran Su's blessing makes Manna so upset?
5. Does Hua agree with Lin's desire to divorce Shuyu?
6. After River and Lake are healthy again, does Manna and Lin's marriage become right and peaceful?
7. Does Lin enjoy his wedding?
8. Why does Lin think they should tell Ran Su about Manna's rape as soon as possible?
9. Is Lin secretive?
10. How does tradition aid Lin in Chapter 9?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss how Lin's children become some of the most relevant characters in his life. Respond to the following questions:
- What do each of his children provide for Lin?
- What do they represent about Lin's relationships with their mothers?
- What greater symbols do they offer to the book?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the parallels between the characters and the political context of China. What do the characters represent about the evolving political organization of China? What role do Chinese politics play in the lives of the characters?
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay about honesty and dishonesty answering the following questions:
- How do characters lie to each other?
- How do characters lie to themselves?
- What effect does honesty have on their lives?
- Which holds characters and relationships together best: lies or honesty?
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