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1.  In "Magpies," what promise did Wu Tsing make to An-mei’s mother after she died?
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2.  In "The Voice from the Wall," what hope did Lena have after watching the girl next door with her mother?
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3.  "And when I arrived, I realized how shabby my dreams were, how poor my thoughts."What is the meaning of the word shabby?
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4.  Why could Lindo’s children not have American circumstances and Chinese character?
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5.  In "Waiting Between the Trees," why does Ying-ying abort her first child?
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6.  In "Half and Half," what did Rose find out “faith” was?
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7.  In "The Moon Lady," why does the Amah tell Ying-ying that she must keep her wishes secret?
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8.  How does Ying-ying's story in "The Moon Lady" reflect her life and that of her daughter?
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9.  In "Without Wood," why did Rose stay in bed for three days?
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10.  Why did Waverly first stop playing chess as a child?
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11.  In "Two Kinds," what did Jing-mei realize after she had played both “Pleading Child” and “Perfectly Contented” a few times?
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12.  In "The Voice from the Wall," what did Lena hear through the wall of the new apartment?
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13.  In "Rice Husband," what does Lena think her mother will see during her visit with her and Harold?
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14.  In "Rules of the Game," how did Waverly’s mother treat her when she returned home after running away?
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15.  I enjoyed reading The Joy Luck Club.
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16.  In "Scar," what does An-mei’s mother do to show her love and respect for her own mother?
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17.  "At first my mother tried to cultivate some hidden genius in me."What does the word cultivate mean?
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18.  Why did Rose’s mother say that Rose was “without wood”?
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19.  What was “the art of invisible strength” that Waverly’s mother taught her?
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20.  In "The Red Candle," how did Lindo Jong become engaged to her future husband, Tyan-yu?
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21.  I read ALL of The Joy Luck Club.
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22.  In "Scar," after An-mei was burned, what did her grandmother tell her that made her get better fast?
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23.  In "Waiting Between the Trees," what does Ying-ying say she lost when she married her second husband, St. Clair?
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24.  In "Magpies," why did An-mei’s mother become Wu Tsing’s concubine?
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25.  "The white chenille bedspreads are so worn they are almost translucent."What does the word translucent mean?
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26.  At the end of "Rules of the Game," who is Waverly's imaginary chess opponent?
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27.  Why was Jing-mei taking part in the Joy Luck Club?
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28.  "And I am embarassed by the end-of-the-year-banquet lie my aunties have told to mask their generosity."What does the word generosity mean?
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29.  I read half or more of The Joy Luck Club.
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30.  What surprising information did Jing-mei finally learn from her mother’s story about leaving Kweilin?
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31.  Why did Jing-mei’s mother actually leave the babies?
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32.  In "Double Face," why does Waverly like that she and her mother have crooked noses?
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33.  "After everybody votes unanimously for the Canada gold stock, I go into the kitchen to ask Auntie An-mei why the Joy Luck Club started investing in stocks."What does the word unanimously mean?
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34.  In "Rice Husband," how do Lena and Harold handle their finances?
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35.  How do Jing-mei and her mother disagree in regard to Waverly Jong?
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36.  At the end of "Waiting Between the Trees," what does Ying-ying want to do for her daughter?
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37.  What does it mean to An-mei to be born the "Chinese way"?
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38.  In "Half and Half," where does Rose's mother keep her Bible?
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39.  In "The Voice from the Wall," why did Ying-ying continually move the furniture around in the apartment?
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40.  When Lena says, “I knew it would happen,” what question does her mother ask?
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41.  What was the red candle’s significance and what was supposed to happen to it?
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42.  In "Two Kinds," what made Jing-mei's mother think that Jing-mei could be a prodigy?
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43.  "What was worse, we asked among ourselves, to sit and wait for our own deaths with proper somber faces?"What does the word somber mean?
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44.  "When the sirens cried out to warn us of bombers, my neighbors and I jumped to our feet and scurried to the deep caves to hide like wild animals."What does the word scurried mean?
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45.  What is Jing-mei’s “life’s importance” gift from her mother?
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46.  "What fine food we treated ourselves to with our meager allowances!"What does the word meager mean?
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47.  In the end of "Without Wood," what shocking decision does Rose finally make?
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48.  In "The Red Candle," how did Lindo escape from the marriage to Tyan-yu?
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49.  In "Four Directions," what did Waverly want to tell her mother at lunch?
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50.  In "Half and Half," what did Rose find written in her mother's Bible?
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51.  In "The Red Candle," what promise did Lindo make to herself on her wedding day?
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