American Born Chinese Quiz

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American Born Chinese Quiz

Answer the following questions based on the events of American Born Chinese.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is the author of American Born Chinese?
    • A. 

      Jin Wang Chen

    • B. 

      Gene Luen Yang

    • C. 

      Wei-Chen Lau

    • D. 

      Ju Lo Yang

  • 2. 
    What type of novel is American Born Chinese?
    • A. 

      Historical Fiction

    • B. 

      Comic Book

    • C. 

      Realistic Fiction

    • D. 

      Graphic Novel

  • 3. 
    American Born Chinese won what award for excellence in young adult literature?
    • A. 

      The Newberry Award

    • B. 

      The Printz Award

    • C. 

      The Caldecott

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 4. 
    The Monkey King is the ruler of_______________.
    • A. 

      Peach Prime Land

    • B. 

      Monkey World

    • C. 

      Flower Fruit Mountain

    • D. 

      Kung Fu Kingdom

  • 5. 
    Why is the Monkey King not allowed into the party with the other deities? 
    • A. 

      He is rude to the doorman

    • B. 

      He threatens to start a fight

    • C. 

      He complains about how long the line is to get into the party

    • D. 

      He isn't wearing shoes

  • 6. 
    When the Monkey King returns to his home after the party he smells______________in his house.
    • A. 

      Monkey

    • B. 

      Bananas

    • C. 

      Flower fruits

    • D. 

      Smelly shoes

  • 7. 
    Based on the parable his mother tells him in chapter 2, we can assume that the reasoning behind Jin's parents moving is so that________________.
    • A. 

      Jin can get a good education

    • B. 

      Jin can make friends

    • C. 

      Jin's parents can make more money

    • D. 

      Jin can play basketball

  • 8. 
    When Jin tells the herbalisist's wife that he wants to be a Transformer, she tells him he can be whatever he wants as long as he______________.
    • A. 

      Gives her $5

    • B. 

      Prays to the Gods

    • C. 

      Works hard in school

    • D. 

      Gives up his soul

  • 9. 
    When Jin is introduced at school, Timmy asks the teacher if Jin_______________.
    • A. 

      Speaks any English

    • B. 

      Eats rice

    • C. 

      Is good at math

    • D. 

      Eats dog

  • 10. 
    When the bully with buckteeth makes fun of Jin for having buckteeth, that is an example of _____________.
    • A. 

      Symbolism

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Irony

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 11. 
    The FIRST person who pretends to be Jin's friend is_____________.
    • A. 

      Wei-Chen

    • B. 

      Timmy

    • C. 

      Steve

    • D. 

      Peter Garbinski

  • 12. 
    When Jin first sees Wei-Chen he_______________.
    • A. 

      Is excited for a new friend

    • B. 

      Is worried that Timmy will make fun of Wei-Chen

    • C. 

      Hates him

    • D. 

      Can't wait to introduce him to Suzy Nakamura

  • 13. 
    Jin finally befriends Wei-Chen when Wei-Chen shares _____________ with Jin.
    • A. 

      A toy robot

    • B. 

      His Game Boy

    • C. 

      A stuffed monkey

    • D. 

      His lunch

  • 14. 
    The author sets up Chin-Kee's story like a ______________.
    • A. 

      Mystery

    • B. 

      Drama

    • C. 

      Sit-com

    • D. 

      Reality show

  • 15. 
    Danny has a crush on a girl named___________.
    • A. 

      Amelia

    • B. 

      Melanie

    • C. 

      Suzy

    • D. 

      Janet

  • 16. 
    In the beginning of the book, we are lead to believe that Chin-Kee is Danny's ______________.
    • A. 

      Friend

    • B. 

      Uncle

    • C. 

      Brother

    • D. 

      Cousin

  • 17. 
    In what way is Chin-Kee a stereotype for Asians?
    • A. 

      The way he talks

    • B. 

      The clothes he wears

    • C. 

      The way he looks

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    The Monkey King studies _____ disciplines of kung fu.
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      16

  • 19. 
    After studying the discplines of kung fu in his cave, the Monkey King appears to be more like a(n) ______________.
    • A. 

      God

    • B. 

      Eagle

    • C. 

      Monkey

    • D. 

      Human

  • 20. 
    After studying his disciplines of kung fu, the Monkey King insists on being called____________.
    • A. 

      The Great Sage, Equal of Heaven

    • B. 

      Wonderful God of Flower Fruit Mountain

    • C. 

      Tze-Yo-Tzuh

    • D. 

      Lao-Tsu

  • 21. 
    After stomping Ao-Kuang (the Dragon King), he gives the Monkey King a _____________.
    • A. 

      Secret kung fu discipline

    • B. 

      Pair of shoes

    • C. 

      Magic cudgel

    • D. 

      Book of Chinese fables

  • 22. 
    When Tze-Yo-Tzuh tells the Monkey King that he is always within his reach, what does the Monkey King do?
    • A. 

      He shape-shifts into a dragon

    • B. 

      He clones himself using his hair

    • C. 

      He becomes a giant and stomps on him

    • D. 

      He flies on a cloud through the frames of the book

  • 23. 
    When the Monkey King flies to the five pillars of gold, what evidence proves that he is still within Tze-Yo-Tzuh's reach at all times?
    • A. 

      The Monkey King's pee is on Tze-Yo-Tzuh's hand

    • B. 

      The Monkey King's name is carved in Tze-Yo-Tzuh's hand

    • C. 

      The Monkey King's shoes are left in Tze-Yo-Tzuh's hand

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 24. 
    What is the Monkey King's punishment for not changing back into a monkey?
    • A. 

      He is stuck under a mountain of rocks

    • B. 

      He is transformed into a human

    • C. 

      He is forced to live on earth

    • D. 

      He is sent to live in the ocean

  • 25. 
    Who does Jin have a crush on?
    • A. 

      Amelia

    • B. 

      Melanie

    • C. 

      Suzy

    • D. 

      Janet

  • 26. 
    When Wei-Chen finds out that Jin likes a girl, Jin tells Wei-Chen to stop acting like a(n)___________.
    • A. 

      Loser

    • B. 

      Idiot

    • C. 

      F.O.B.

    • D. 

      Immature little kid

  • 27. 
    When Jin refuses to volunteer to work with Amelia after school to take care of the animals in the science lab, Wei-Chen calls Jin a(n) ______________.
    • A. 

      F.O.B.

    • B. 

      Loser

    • C. 

      Scared lizard

    • D. 

      Cowardly turtle

  • 28. 
    Jin decides he will get Amelia's attention by_______________.
    • A. 

      Taking care of the class pets with her after school

    • B. 

      Asking her to help him study for a test

    • C. 

      Changing his hair style

    • D. 

      Getting new clothes

  • 29. 
    When Jin goes to find Wei-Chen and Amelia in the closet______________.
    • A. 

      He was jealous

    • B. 

      Everything was a blur

    • C. 

      He asks Amelia out on a date

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 30. 
    When Chin-Kee goes to school with Danny he embarasses Danny by________________.
    • A. 

      Answering all the questions in class

    • B. 

      Eating cat for lunch

    • C. 

      Peeing in Steve's Coke

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 31. 
    Danny admits to Steve that he must change schools often because_____________.
    • A. 

      He never finds a basketball team good enough for him

    • B. 

      His parents are always changing jobs

    • C. 

      Chin-Kee visits and he is so embarrassed that he has to leave

    • D. 

      He is always getting into fights with other students

  • 32. 
    Wong Lai-Tso is sent on a mission by the emissaries to_________________.
    • A. 

      Deliver three packages to the West

    • B. 

      Save endangered deities

    • C. 

      Help Tze-Yo-Tzuh defeat dangerous demons

    • D. 

      Preach to the vagrants across China

  • 33. 
    There was a Chinese inscription on the rocks that laid on top of the Monkey King. What did it prevent him from doing?
    • A. 

      Practicing kung fu

    • B. 

      Changing back to a monkey

    • C. 

      Getting out from under the rocks

    • D. 

      Changing his shoes

  • 34. 
    Wong Lai-Tso explains to the Monkey King that he can be free if he simply______________.
    • A. 

      Apologizes to Tze-Yo-Tzuh

    • B. 

      Defeats a pair of demons

    • C. 

      Returns to his monkey form

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 35. 
    After the Monkey King defeats the demons, the Monkey King_______________.
    • A. 

      Apologizes to Tze-Yo-Tzue

    • B. 

      Takes his shoes off

    • C. 

      Goes back to practicing kung fu

    • D. 

      Carries Wong Lai-Tso on the rest of their journey

  • 36. 
    Jin's cousin,____________, tells him that its not worth taking a girl on a date before getting his driver's license. 
    • A. 

      Charlie

    • B. 

      Wang

    • C. 

      Lee

    • D. 

      Henry

  • 37. 
    Jin nearly embarrasses himself on his date with Amelia because________________.
    • A. 

      He throws up in front of her

    • B. 

      His bike gets a flat tire

    • C. 

      He uses soap as deodorant

    • D. 

      He forgets his wallet

  • 38. 
    After his date with Amelia, what does Jin imagine?
    • A. 

      Amelia saying, "I love you."

    • B. 

      Jin and Amelia getting married.

    • C. 

      Jin and Amelia having a child.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 39. 
    At school, what does Greg ask Jin?
    • A. 

      If he really likes Amelia

    • B. 

      Not to ask Amelia out again

    • C. 

      What he thought about the movie with Amelia

    • D. 

      If Suzy Nakamura was single

  • 40. 
    • A. 

      He makes fun of his glasses

    • B. 

      He calls him an F.O.B.

    • C. 

      He kisses Suzy

    • D. 

      He makes Wei-Chen talk to his mom on the phone for hours

  • 41. 
    After wishing to transform into someone else, who does Jin turn into?
    • A. 

      Danny

    • B. 

      The Monkey King

    • C. 

      Wei-Chen

    • D. 

      Wong Lai-Tso

  • 42. 
    Chin-Kee is singing like_______________in the library when Danny gets fed up and beats him up.
    • A. 

      The Backstreet Boys

    • B. 

      William Hung

    • C. 

      Charlie Chan

    • D. 

      Styx

  • 43. 
    After Danny punches Chin-Kee's head off, Chin-Kee reveals himself to be____________. 
    • A. 

      The Monkey King

    • B. 

      The son of the Monkey King

    • C. 

      Tze-Yo-Tzue

    • D. 

      Jin Wang

  • 44. 
    Wei-Chen is actually_____________.
    • A. 

      The Monkey King

    • B. 

      The son of the Monkey King

    • C. 

      Tze-Yo-Tzuh

    • D. 

      The Eagle emissary

  • 45. 
    Before being sent down to Earth, the Monkey King tells his son to avoid human vices. Which one does he break first?
    • A. 

      Wearing fancy clothes

    • B. 

      Smoking cigarettes

    • C. 

      Lying

    • D. 

      Cheating

  • 46. 
    The Monkey King gives his son  ________________ to remind him who he really is.
    • A. 

      A cape

    • B. 

      Shoes

    • C. 

      Glasses

    • D. 

      A transformer

  • 47. 
    At the end of the novel, The Monkey King explains to Jin that he appeared to him as Chin-Kee to serve as a "signpost" to his _______________.
    • A. 

      Mind

    • B. 

      Heart

    • C. 

      Heritage

    • D. 

      Soul

  • 48. 
    Chin-Kee is Jin's cousin from whose side of the family?
    • A. 

      His mom's

    • B. 

      His dad's

    • C. 

      It is unclear whose side of the family he is from

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 49. 
    Where does Jin go to wait to speak to Wei-Chen at the end of the book?
    • A. 

      A Chinese cafe

    • B. 

      School

    • C. 

      A car show

    • D. 

      Math circles

  • 50. 
    What is different about Wei-Chen at the end of the book?
    • A. 

      He drives a nice car

    • B. 

      He wears nicer clothes

    • C. 

      He smokes cigarettes

    • D. 

      All of the above