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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How do Brave Orchid and Moon Orchid get Moon Orchid's husband to come outside of his building?
2. Why does Moon Orchid think Brave Orchid's children are vain?
3. In what city has Moon Orchid's husband been living?
4. At the end of At the Western Palace, what does Brave Orchid warn her children of?
5. What illness does Maxine get while at her parent's house?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
The idea of women in power often comes into conflict with the Chinese ideals of women's roles in society in the novel.
Part 1) Why do you think stories such as the one told in "White Tigers" teach girls to become heroines even though it is not socially acceptable?
Part 2) Describe at least two examples from the novel where a woman is in power. Contrast these examples with at least two examples from the novel where a woman's power is being suppressed.
Essay Topic 3
In "Shaman," the narrator says, "Before we can leave our parents, they stuff our heads like the suitcases which they jam-pack with homemade underwear."
Part 1) Explain the context of this quote. What is the narrator responding to when she makes this comment?
Part 2) Explain the meaning of this quote. What is the narrator trying to say?
Part 3) How does this quote relate to the narrator's life as a whole?
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