Final Test Iron Dragon Never Sleeps

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Explain the phrase "The Iron Dragon Never Sleeps"

  • 2. 

    Write an excellent paragraph explaining how Winnie had changed during the story. What was her attitude towards Chinese at the beginning of the story? How did her attitude change? What caused her attitude to change?

  • 3. 

    Pretend you are Winnie.  You have just returned to Sacramento from Cisco. Write an excellent paragraph describing what you did during the summer.

  • 4. 

    How long hadn't she seen her father?

    • A.

      Days

    • B.

      Weeks

    • C.

      Months

    • D.

      Years

    Correct Answer
    C. Months
    Explanation
    The question asks about the duration of time since she last saw her father. The correct answer is "months" because it implies that it has been a considerable amount of time since their last meeting, but not as long as years.

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  • 5. 

    How long will they be in Cisco?

    • A.

      3 days

    • B.

      3 weeks

    • C.

      3 months

    • D.

      3 years

    Correct Answer
    C. 3 months
    Explanation
    The answer "3 months" suggests that the individuals will be in Cisco for a duration of three months. This implies that they have a specific project or assignment to complete within this time frame. It could be a short-term contract or a temporary position that requires their expertise for a limited period.

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  • 6. 

    What job did her father have?

    • A.

      A judge

    • B.

      An engineer

    • C.

      A banker

    • D.

      A lawyer

    Correct Answer
    B. An engineer
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the job that her father had. The correct answer is "an engineer", which means that her father worked in the field of engineering.

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  • 7. 

    What year was it?

    • A.

      1847

    • B.

      1867

    • C.

      1927

    • D.

      1987

    Correct Answer
    B. 1867
  • 8. 

    Who is the main character?

    • A.

      Winnie

    • B.

      Chin Jin Mun

    • C.

      Lew Wai Hing

    • D.

      Tom Sawyer

    Correct Answer
    A. Winnie
    Explanation
    The main character in the story is Winnie.

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  • 9. 

    Why did her grandparents come to California?

    • A.

      The Gold Rush

    • B.

      To run away

    • C.

      To get married

    • D.

      To start a new life

    Correct Answer
    A. The Gold Rush
    Explanation
    Her grandparents came to California during the Gold Rush. This was a period in the mid-1800s when there was a significant influx of people to California due to the discovery of gold. Many individuals and families migrated to California in search of wealth and new opportunities. The Gold Rush presented a chance for her grandparents to potentially strike it rich and improve their lives, which is why they made the decision to come to California.

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  • 10. 

    Why were the Chinese called Celestials?

    • A.

      They looked like moons

    • B.

      They said China was the Celestial Kingdom

    • C.

      They were unusual like the moon.

    • D.

      They wore fancy clothes.

    Correct Answer
    B. They said China was the Celestial Kingdom
    Explanation
    The Chinese were called Celestials because they referred to their country as the Celestial Kingdom. This term was used to describe China as a divine and heavenly place, emphasizing its superiority and unique status. It was a way for the Chinese to assert their cultural and political authority, highlighting their belief in their own exceptionalism.

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  • 11. 

    How old was Winnie?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      14

    • D.

      16

    Correct Answer
    A. 10
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 10 because it is the only option given as a possible age for Winnie.

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  • 12. 

    What was Lee like?

    • A.

      He wore a blue cotton shirt.

    • B.

      He had a long ponytail

    • C.

      His hair was coiled around his neck

    • D.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the Above
    Explanation
    The given options provide different characteristics of Lee. The first option states that he wore a blue cotton shirt, indicating his clothing preference. The second option mentions that he had a long ponytail, describing his hairstyle. The third option states that his hair was coiled around his neck, providing further details about his hair. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the Above" because all the options mentioned are true about Lee.

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  • 13. 

    How was Lee treated in the store?

    • A.

      Nicely

    • B.

      Meanly

    • C.

      Rudely

    Correct Answer
    C. Rudely
    Explanation
    Lee was treated rudely in the store.

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  • 14. 

    How far away is Cisco from Sacramento?

    • A.

      50 miles

    • B.

      90 miles

    • C.

      140 miles

    • D.

      200 miles

    Correct Answer
    B. 90 miles
    Explanation
    Cisco is 90 miles away from Sacramento.

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  • 15. 

    How is her house different than at home?

    • A.

      It is bigger

    • B.

      It is smaller

    • C.

      It doesn't have ha garden

    • D.

      It doesn't have a pool.

    Correct Answer
    C. It doesn't have ha garden
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It doesn't have a garden." This suggests that her house is different from her home because her home has a garden while her house does not.

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  • 16. 

    Who is in charge of the construction?

    • A.

      Mr. Tucker

    • B.

      Mr. Perloff

    • C.

      Mr. Strobridge

    • D.

      Mr. Allen

    Correct Answer
    C. Mr. Strobridge
    Explanation
    Mr. Strobridge is in charge of the construction because he is the only person mentioned in the options who could potentially hold that position. The other options, Mr. Tucker, Mr. Perloff, and Mr. Allen, are not mentioned in relation to the construction, so it can be inferred that Mr. Strobridge is the one responsible for it.

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  • 17. 

    What was their attitude towards the Celestials?

    • A.

      Rude

    • B.

      Insulting

    • C.

      Mean

    • D.

      ALL OF THE ABOVE

    Correct Answer
    D. ALL OF THE ABOVE
    Explanation
    The given answer, "ALL OF THE ABOVE," suggests that their attitude towards the Celestials was rude, insulting, and mean. This implies that they displayed disrespectful behavior, made offensive comments, and acted unkindly towards the Celestials.

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  • 18. 

    What job did Lee have?

    • A.

      Fetching water

    • B.

      Cooking

    • C.

      Driving horses

    • D.

      Translating

    Correct Answer
    A. Fetching water
    Explanation
    Lee's job was to fetch water.

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  • 19. 

    What did Winnie not understand?

    • A.

      How trains worked

    • B.

      Why everyone hated the Chinese

    • C.

      Why she had to be in Cisco

    • D.

      Why she couldn't go to school

    Correct Answer
    B. Why everyone hated the Chinese
    Explanation
    Winnie did not understand why everyone hated the Chinese. This suggests that she was confused about the reasons behind the negative feelings towards the Chinese community. The question implies that Winnie may have been seeking an explanation or clarification for this issue.

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  • 20. 

    How often do the Chinese take baths?

    • A.

      Every day

    • B.

      Once a week

    • C.

      Once a month

    • D.

      Never

    Correct Answer
    A. Every day
    Explanation
    The Chinese take baths every day. This cultural practice emphasizes cleanliness and personal hygiene. Bathing daily is seen as a way to maintain cleanliness and freshness, especially in a country with a large population. Additionally, daily bathing is believed to promote good health and well-being.

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  • 21. 

    Which was NOT a way dinner was different than at home?

    • A.

      Papa used a napkin

    • B.

      You couldn't choose your food

    • C.

      There were lots of people

    • D.

      The food was better

    Correct Answer
    D. The food was better
    Explanation
    One way dinner was different than at home was that the food was better. This suggests that the quality of the food during dinner was superior compared to the food typically served at home.

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  • 22. 

    Why don't they cut their ponytails off?

    • A.

      They think they are pretty.

    • B.

      They are a religious symbol

    • C.

      The emperor will not allow it.

    • D.

      They hid pimples.

    Correct Answer
    C. The emperor will not allow it.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The emperor will not allow it". This suggests that the reason why they don't cut their ponytails off is because the emperor has forbidden it. It implies that there is a cultural or societal norm in place that prevents individuals from cutting their ponytails, possibly due to the emperor's authority or the importance of maintaining tradition.

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  • 23. 

    Which DON'T the Chinese eat?

    • A.

      Vegetables

    • B.

      Dried seaweed

    • C.

      Mashed potatoes

    • D.

      Cuttlefish

    Correct Answer
    C. Mashed potatoes
    Explanation
    The Chinese do not typically eat mashed potatoes. While vegetables, dried seaweed, and cuttlefish are commonly consumed in Chinese cuisine, mashed potatoes are not a traditional or common dish in Chinese culture. The Chinese cuisine primarily focuses on rice, noodles, and a variety of vegetables, meats, and seafood prepared in different ways, but mashed potatoes are not a staple in their diet.

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  • 24. 

    Where do the Celestials get their food from?

    • A.

      The store

    • B.

      They grow it.

    • C.

      San Francisco

    • D.

      China

    Correct Answer
    C. San Francisco
    Explanation
    The Celestials get their food from San Francisco. This suggests that San Francisco is a source or location where the Celestials obtain their food. It implies that San Francisco is known for providing food to the Celestials, possibly through local markets, restaurants, or other food sources in the city.

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  • 25. 

    Why were the Chinese unhappy?

    • A.

      Dangerous jobs

    • B.

      Disrespect

    • C.

      Poor money

    • D.

      ALL OF THE ABOVE

    Correct Answer
    D. ALL OF THE ABOVE
    Explanation
    The Chinese were unhappy because they had to perform dangerous jobs, they faced disrespect, and they had poor wages. All of these factors contributed to their dissatisfaction.

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  • 26. 

    How often did trains arrive?

    • A.

      Every hour

    • B.

      Every day

    • C.

      Every week

    • D.

      Every month

    Correct Answer
    B. Every day
    Explanation
    Trains arrive every day. This means that there is a regular schedule for train arrivals, and they occur on a daily basis. It can be inferred that there is a reliable and frequent train service, ensuring that people can expect trains to arrive every day.

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  • 27. 

    When did her father first come to Caifornia?

    • A.

      1839

    • B.

      1844

    • C.

      1849

    • D.

      1865

    Correct Answer
    C. 1849
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1849 because it is the only option that falls within the given time frame. The question asks about when her father first came to California, and 1849 is the only option that is before 1865. Therefore, it can be inferred that her father came to California in 1849.

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  • 28. 

    How long did the trip take?

    • A.

      1 day

    • B.

      1 week

    • C.

      1 month

    • D.

      1 year

    Correct Answer
    D. 1 year
    Explanation
    The trip took 1 year because the question asks for the duration of the trip, and out of the given options, 1 year is the longest time period mentioned.

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  • 29. 

    Where are Lee's parents?

    • A.

      San Francisco

    • B.

      They died

    • C.

      China

    Correct Answer
    B. They died
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "They died". This suggests that Lee's parents are no longer alive.

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  • 30. 

    Where did they learn English?

    • A.

      Railroad camps

    • B.

      Francisco Middle School.

    • C.

      Home

    Correct Answer
    A. Railroad camps
    Explanation
    The correct answer is railroad camps. This suggests that the individuals in question learned English while working or living in these camps, which were likely set up along the railroad tracks during construction or maintenance projects. It is common for people to learn languages in the environments where they are constantly exposed to them, and the railroad camps would have provided ample opportunities for learning and practicing English.

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  • 31. 

    What do the Chinese want?

    • A.

      Equal wages

    • B.

      Equal conditions

    • C.

      BOTH

    • D.

      NEITHER

    Correct Answer
    C. BOTH
    Explanation
    The Chinese want both equal wages and equal conditions. This means that they desire fair and equal pay for their work, as well as equal treatment and working conditions in their workplaces.

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  • 32. 

    How was Crocker trying to stop the strike?

    • A.

      Paying more money

    • B.

      Starve the Chinese

    • C.

      Improve working conditions

    Correct Answer
    B. Starve the Chinese
    Explanation
    Crocker was trying to stop the strike by starving the Chinese workers. This implies that he was intentionally withholding food or resources from the Chinese workers in order to force them to end the strike. This tactic is often used to weaken the resolve of striking workers and make them more likely to give in to the demands of their employers. It is a manipulative and unethical approach to resolving labor disputes.

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  • 33. 

    Why did most Chinese come to the United States?

    • A.

      Grow food

    • B.

      Make money

    • C.

      Build houses

    • D.

      Wash dishes

    Correct Answer
    B. Make money
    Explanation
    Most Chinese immigrants came to the United States to make money. This is because they sought better economic opportunities and higher wages that were not available in China. Many Chinese immigrants were drawn to the United States during the California Gold Rush in the mid-19th century, hoping to strike it rich. Additionally, they were attracted to work in industries such as mining, agriculture, and railroad construction, where they could earn a better living for themselves and their families.

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  • 34. 

    How did Winnie help Lee?

    • A.

      Give him food

    • B.

      Hide him

    • C.

      BOTH

    • D.

      NEITHER

    Correct Answer
    C. BOTH
    Explanation
    Winnie helped Lee by giving him food and also by hiding him.

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  • 35. 

    How much more money did they get per month?

    • A.

      $2

    • B.

      $5

    • C.

      $10

    • D.

      $20

    Correct Answer
    A. $2
    Explanation
    The correct answer is $2 because the question asks for the amount of money they got per month, and out of the given options, $2 is the smallest increase in money per month compared to the previous amount.

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  • 36. 

    How long was the strike?

    • A.

      1 day

    • B.

      7 days

    • C.

      21 days

    • D.

      28 days

    Correct Answer
    B. 7 days
    Explanation
    The strike lasted for 7 days.

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  • 37. 

    What caused the accident?

    • A.

      Dynamite was set to close to the support

    • B.

      The roof caved in.

    • C.

      Too many people were inside

    • D.

      A rockslide

    Correct Answer
    A. Dynamite was set to close to the support
    Explanation
    The accident was caused by dynamite being set too close to the support. This likely resulted in an explosion or damage to the support structure, causing the roof to cave in.

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  • 38. 

    Who was trapped inside?

    • A.

      Tom

    • B.

      Winnie's Dad

    • C.

      Both

    • D.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    C. Both
    Explanation
    Both Tom and Winnie's Dad were trapped inside.

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  • 39. 

    Why was it taking so long?

    • A.

      It was very hard work.

    • B.

      Chinese wouldn't work with whites

    • C.

      Whites wouldn't work with Chinese

    • D.

      No one understood each other

    Correct Answer
    C. Whites wouldn't work with Chinese
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the reason it was taking so long is that the whites refused to work with the Chinese. This implies that there was a lack of cooperation and collaboration between the two groups, which likely caused delays and hindered progress.

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  • 40. 

    What did they use to fix the problem?

    • A.

      A hydrogen bomb

    • B.

      A nuclear bomb

    • C.

      Nitroglycerin

    • D.

      Dynamite

    Correct Answer
    C. Nitroglycerin
    Explanation
    Nitroglycerin is commonly used as an explosive material to fix problems or demolish structures due to its high explosive power. It is highly volatile and can release a large amount of energy when detonated, making it effective in various applications such as mining, construction, and demolition. Therefore, it is likely that nitroglycerin was used to fix the problem mentioned in the question.

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  • 41. 

    What happened to some of the rescuers?

    • A.

      They died.

    • B.

      They were injured.

    • C.

      Nothing

    Correct Answer
    B. They were injured.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "They were injured." This suggests that while trying to rescue someone or during a rescue operation, some of the rescuers sustained injuries. This implies that they faced some sort of danger or risk while performing their duties, resulting in physical harm.

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  • 42. 

    Why didn't Tom go to the doctor?

    • A.

      No money

    • B.

      Not allowed

    • C.

      Refused to go

    Correct Answer
    B. Not allowed
    Explanation
    Tom didn't go to the doctor because he was not allowed to. This suggests that there might have been someone who prevented or prohibited him from going to the doctor, possibly a parent, guardian, or authority figure who had control over his actions. It could be due to various reasons such as not considering the health issue serious enough, financial constraints, or personal beliefs.

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  • 43. 

    Why did Tom go back to work so soon?

    • A.

      He wasn't hurt.

    • B.

      He needed the money

    Correct Answer
    B. He needed the money
    Explanation
    Tom went back to work so soon because he needed the money. This suggests that Tom had financial obligations or responsibilities that required him to return to work quickly, despite not being injured. It implies that his financial situation was a priority for him, and he couldn't afford to take a break or recover before resuming work.

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  • 44. 

    What shocking thing did Winnie say to the storekeeper?

    • A.

      You are ugly.

    • B.

      Lee is my friend.

    • C.

      You stink.

    • D.

      You are a thief.

    Correct Answer
    B. Lee is my friend.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Lee is my friend." This statement is considered shocking because it is unexpected and goes against the assumption that Winnie would say something negative or insulting. Instead, she surprises the storekeeper by expressing a positive sentiment and revealing a friendly connection.

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