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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Moon Orchid, what does a daughter having a curled upper lip indicate?
2. What does immigration ask Maxine's mother about the narrator's father?
3. According to Maxine's mother, what flies out of the mail when she opens it?
4. What gift does Moon Orchid bring from Lovely Orchid?
5. What does Maxine's mother earn a reputation for while she is at medical school?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Throughout the novel, the narrator and her mother have dynamic interactions with one another and an intense relationship. Use the following questions as a guide to craft an essay that describes the narrator's relationship with her mother throughout the novel. Your essay should have a thesis statement describing their relationship. Use the guiding questions to help craft support for your thesis.
Part 1) Compare and contrast the narrator and her mother. Note their similarities and differences, and give examples to support your claims.
Part 2) Choose one way in which the narrator's mother strongly influences the narrator in the novel. Describe the influence, give at least one example of it and explain how it affects the narrator.
Part 3) With whom do you sympathize while reading the novel, the narrator or her mother? Explain and support your choice.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Moon Orchid and Brave Orchid reunite after spending many years on different continents. Explain how the sisters feel about one another using examples.
Part 1) What does Moon Orchid think about Brave Orchid's new life in America?
Part 2) How does Brave Orchid try to help Moon Orchid adjust to America?
Part 3) Do you think the sisters get along? Explain why or why not.
This section contains 363 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)