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. The soldier who had gotten a glimpse of the paper in the box in Ba's story in Chapter 15 saw what?

2. What does the royal family wear in the City of Bright Moonlight?

3. What was the City of Bright Moonlight formerly named?

4. Where does Ba say is the only place the Old Man of the Moon can be found?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Magistrate Tiger meet the Old Man of the Moon in the Story of the Old Man of the Moon?

2. What does Minli feel guilty for in Chapter 3? What does she do about it?

3. What is the setting at the beginning of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon? Who is present in the opening of the book?

4. What actions do Minli and Dragon take in Chapters 13 and 14? Why is their passage through the forest blocked?

5. What story does the goldfish ask Ba to tell in Chapter 15? Who is in the story?

6. How do Ma and Ba feel when they discover Minli has left? What do they do?

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

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

9. Where does Minli go when she leaves the Village of Fruitless Mountain? What leads her way?

10. If the first level of the book is the plot line of Minli and her family, what is the second level of the narrative?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the characters of Ma and Ba in the narrative. What qualities does Ba exhibit? How does Ma feel about her place in life? How do Ma and Ba impact Minli's decisions?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the characters of the fish and Aunt Jin and their role in the narrative. What magical elements are foretold in the fish's story?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the character of Dragon in the narrative. What role does Dragon play to the plot and to Minli's journey? How did Dragon come into being?

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