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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. For how many years is Maxine's mother at medical school?
2. For what profession does Brave Orchid tell the dealer she will train the slave girl?
3. What age does Maxine say that her mother is?
4. What figure do Maxine and her mother have as a totem?
5. When does the ghost leave Maxine's mother?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
The role of women in Chinese culture is a strong theme in the novel. Choose two of the following options to respond to.
1) What are some of the narrator's major concerns about how women are treated in Chinese culture? Describe at least three.
2) According to the narrator, is the role of a Chinese woman in America the same or different from the role of a Chinese woman in China? Explain why or why not.
3) Do you think the narrator is a traditional woman with respect to the Chinese culture? Explain why or why not.
Essay Topic 3
Moon Orchid's character plays a significant role in the novel, specifically in the section "At the Western Palace." Answer the following questions about her character and role in the story.
Part 1) Do you think Moon Orchid is happier in America than she was in China? Explain why or why not.
Part 2) Why do you think the narrator includes Moon Orchid's story in the novel?
Part 3) What type of impact do you think Moon Orchid's story had on the narrator? What might the narrator have learned from watching her aunt?
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