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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How is Moon Orchid's husband's second wife described?
2. What does Brave Orchid's family use the back bedroom at the laundry for?
3. What occupation does Moon Orchid's husband have?
4. What does Maxine's mother think has poisoned her?
5. How is the ghost that sits on top of Maxine's mother described?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the narrator's relationship with the quiet girl at school, particularly their interactions. Why do you think the narrator picks on the quiet girl? What do the narrator's actions reveal about her upbringing and her opinions about herself?
Essay Topic 2
Why do you think the narrator had trouble speaking in school? Why do you think she was able to overcome this difficulty later in life? How does the end of the novel relate to the difficulties she had speaking as a child?
Essay Topic 3
A large part of the novel describes the narrator's childhood.
Part 1) Explain at least two of the secrets the narrator has to keep during her childhood. How do you think these secrets affected the narrator's personal and social life?
Part 2) Why do you think the Chinese American children are warned about immigration growing up? Explain what fears immigrants had during the time period of the novel's setting, and how these fears relate to the events of the novel as a whole.
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(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)