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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What injures Ming in Chapter 4?
(a) Burned from boiling water.
(b) Sharp glass.
(c) Heavy object hits her head.
(d) The manager's stick.
2. After Ming's accident at the silk factory, who did Chung give all of Chen Ling's duties to?
3. What does Kung Ma say about Pei's appearance when she first meets her?
(a) Her sparkling ring.
(b) Her petite size.
(c) Her hat.
(d) Her tall height.
4. What is one object that Pei collects for herself in Chapter 7?
(a) Silk cushion the color of the sky.
(b) Stone shaped like a giraffe.
(c) Dried flowers.
5. What does the cocoon feel like that Pei picks up from the spinning table on her first day at the factory?
(d) Light and fragile.
6. What happened with the year's harvest when Pei was young?
(a) It was poor.
(c) Enough to support the whole family for a year.
(d) A good year.
7. Who said "It was as if she had been born an empty box, only to be filled by their desires" in Chapter 7?
(d) Auntie Yee.
8. What does Mei-li's father want her to do?
(a) Take care of her sister.
(b) Move back home.
(c) Give them more of her paycheck.
(d) Marry the son from a family they know.
9. What did Ming and Chen Ling wear to their hairdressing ceremony?
(a) Red dresses.
(b) Black skirt and white shirt.
(c) Long silk gowns.
(d) White pants and a blue shirt.
10. How did Mei-li feel by the sight of the river and the open space around it?
11. What kind of flowers did Pei pick while walking with her father in Chapter 2?
12. Who goes swimming in the cold pond at the end of Chapter 3?
13. What was Yu-sung accustomed to in her childhood home?
(a) Lack of money.
(b) Cleanliness and a few high-quality items.
14. Where did Pei faint in Chapter 2?
(a) On the street.
15. How old was Auntie Yee when she was given to the silk work?
Short Answer Questions
1. How old was Yu-sung when she married?
2. How far is the sisters' house from the girls' house?
3. What big storm occurs in Chapter 4?
4. Whose family is from Fukien?
5. What color uniforms do the Chinese soldiers wear at the docks in Canton?
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