Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Grace Lin
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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. How many coins does Minli own in the beginning of the book?

2. Why does Dragon say he was trapped by the salty river?

3. What did the Dragon come to life in?

4. Who does the beggar turn out to be in Chapter 22?

5. Who did the magistrate think his son was marrying?

Short Essay Questions

1. What news did the Old Man of the Moon give to Magistrate Tiger in the Story of the Old Man of the Moon? How did Magistrate Tiger react?

2. In the King's story in Chapter 23, who had torn a page from the Book of Fortune? What did it say?

3. What does the goldfish seller tell Ma and Ba in Chapter 12? Who was Lao Lao?

4. What led to the dragon coming to life in Dragon's Story?

5. What happened when Lao Lao took sweets and wine to the Old Man of the Moon? What do Ma and Ba conclude from the story?

6. What does Minli discuss with the King in Chapter 23? What story does the King tell?

7. Who does Minli first meet in the City of Bright Moonlight? What news does he relate to her?

8. What does Minli lament about her family? What does she do to change it in Chapter 2?

9. Who made the rain start and stop in the Story of Fruitless Mountain? Who were her children? What became of them?

10. Why does the dragon tell Minli he was trapped in Chapter 11? Who trapped him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the source material or inspiration for the Story of the Paper of Happiness. What is the moral of Ba's story? How does the theme of trust manifest itself in this tale?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the character of Xiao Mao and the lions which guard the City of Bright Moonlight. How did the lions come into existence? What character traits do they exhibit?

Essay Topic 3

Define the term "theme" as it applies to literature. How is "greed" a theme in the narrative? How does Minli use the monkeys' greed against them in Chapter 14?

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