The Joy Luck Club Test - Per. 5

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The Joy Luck Club Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Why was Jing-mei taking part in the Joy Luck Club?
    • A. 

      Because she loved to play games with Chinese people

    • B. 

      Because her mother had died and she was asked by her father to be “the fourth corner” at the game

    • C. 

      Because there were very high prizes for winning at the club

    • D. 

      Because she promised her mother to attend at least one meeting of the club

  • 2. 
    What surprising information did Jing-mei finally learn from her mother’s story about leaving Kweilin?
    • A. 

      She realized that her mother had been a shop girl in Kweilin.

    • B. 

      She realized that her mother's family had been royalty.

    • C. 

      She realized that her mother had left her two daughters behind.

    • D. 

      She realized that her mother was an inveterate liar.

  • 3. 
    In "Scar," after An-mei was burned, what did her grandmother tell her that made her get better fast?
    • A. 

      Her grandmother told her that her mother had left because she didn't care for her.

    • B. 

      Her grandmother told her that she was behaving badly.

    • C. 

      Her grandmother told her that the ghosts would get her.

    • D. 

      Her grandmother told her that she would die and that they were preparing her dying clothes for her.

  • 4. 
    In "Scar," what does An-mei’s mother do to show her love and respect for her own mother?
    • A. 

      She bows deeply and calls her by a special name.

    • B. 

      She gets up early in the morning and prepares her a special meal.

    • C. 

      She returns to her family and cuts off a piece of her own flesh, puts it in a soup, and serves it to her dying mother.

    • D. 

      She agrees to stay away from her daughter forever.

  • 5. 
    In "The Red Candle," how did Lindo Jong become engaged to her future husband, Tyan-yu?
    • A. 

      He proposed to her after watching a romantic movie.

    • B. 

      A match was arranged through a matchmaker when Lindo was two and Tyan-yu was only one.

    • C. 

      Their mothers discussed their growing love and promised to let them marry.

    • D. 

      They decided to marry after going on many dates in their teens.

  • 6. 
    In "The Red Candle," what promise did Lindo make to herself on her wedding day?
    • A. 

      She promised herself that she would someday kill Tyan-yu.

    • B. 

      She promised herself that she would run away at the first opportunity.

    • C. 

      She promised herself that she would always remember her parents’ wishes but would never forget herself.

    • D. 

      She promised herself that she would write to her parents to make them feel guilty.

  • 7. 
    What was the red candle’s significance and what was supposed to happen to it?
    • A. 

      It symbolized Lindo’s marriage to Tyan-yu, and it was supposed to be lit at both ends and kept burning all night long.

    • B. 

      It was a symbol of the children she would bear, and it was supposed to burn out only after she and her husband made love.

    • C. 

      It symbolized fertility, and it was supposed to be kept burning always.

    • D. 

      It symbolized her fears, and it was supposed to make her keep trying to please Tyan-yu.

  • 8. 
    In "The Red Candle," how did Lindo escape from the marriage to Tyan-yu?
    • A. 

      She convinced them that the pregnant servant girl was really of imperial

    • B. 

      She lied and said she couldn't have children.

    • C. 

      She ran away when everyone else was at dinner.

    • D. 

      She killed Tyan-yu.

  • 9. 
    In "The Moon Lady," why does the Amah tell Ying-ying that she must keep her wishes secret?
    • A. 

      Because it is so much fun to have secrets that other people don't know

    • B. 

      Because secrets are always kept during special festivals

    • C. 

      Because in the Chinese culture, girls are raised to keep secrets

    • D. 

      Because if she tells her secret wish, it will no longer be a wish but a selfish desire

  • 10. 
    How does Ying-ying's story in "The Moon Lady" reflect her life and that of her daughter?
    • A. 

      She says that she and her daughters are both lost.

    • B. 

      She says that she and her daughter could have been stars.

    • C. 

      She says that she and her daughter were destined to become singers.

    • D. 

      She says that she feels that she and her daughter could both have played the role of the Moon Lady.

  • 11. 
    What was “the art of invisible strength” that Waverly’s mother taught her?
    • A. 

      It was a special strength that comes from angels.

    • B. 

      It was the strength that comes from lifting weights.

    • C. 

      It was a strategy for winning arguments and gaining respect from others.

    • D. 

      It was a way of never losing even one chess tournament.

  • 12. 
    In "Rules of the Game," how did Waverly’s mother treat her when she returned home after running away?
    • A. 

      She was totally apologetic and gave Waverly anything she wanted.

    • B. 

      She talked with Waverly about solving her problems.

    • C. 

      She promised not to cause any more problems for Waverly.

    • D. 

      She treated her as though she didn’t exist

  • 13. 
    At the end of "Rules of the Game," who is Waverly's imaginary chess opponent?
    • A. 

      Lau Po

    • B. 

      Her brother Winston

    • C. 

      Her father

    • D. 

      Her mother

  • 14. 
    In "The Voice from the Wall," what did Lena hear through the wall of the new apartment?
    • A. 

      The sound of mice running around

    • B. 

      The mother and daughter next door arguing

    • C. 

      The woman next door reciting poetry in Chinese

    • D. 

      The mother and father next door talking to each other

  • 15. 
    In "The Voice from the Wall," what hope did Lena have after watching the girl next door with her mother?
    • A. 

      She hoped that she and her mother could get to know the people next door.

    • B. 

      She hoped that her father would allow her to have a boyfriend too.

    • C. 

      She hoped that the girl would visit her again soon.

    • D. 

      She hoped that things could be better than they appeared.

  • 16. 
    In "The Voice from the Wall," why did Ying-ying continually move the furniture around in the apartment?
    • A. 

      She was a professional interior decorator.

    • B. 

      She claimed the room was "unbalanced".

    • C. 

      She was a very picky person.

    • D. 

      She did it to spite her husband, who always insulted her taste.

  • 17. 
    In "Half and Half," what did Rose find out “faith” was?
    • A. 

      An illusion that somehow one is in control

    • B. 

      Just God's way of fooling people

    • C. 

      Simply a way of pretending

    • D. 

      A silly way of behaving that Chinese people engage in

  • 18. 
    In "Half and Half," where does Rose's mother keep her Bible?
    • A. 

      She keeps it in a special case.

    • B. 

      She doesn't have one.

    • C. 

      She uses to prop up her table.

    • D. 

      She sleeps with it under her pillow.

  • 19. 
    In "Half and Half," what did Rose find written in her mother's Bible?
    • A. 

      Her mother's confession to God about losing her son

    • B. 

      Her mother's angry statements about her death

    • C. 

      Her brother's name written in it in erasable pencil under "Deaths"

    • D. 

      Just a small notation about her brother in the back written in blue ink

  • 20. 
    In "Two Kinds," what made Jing-mei's mother think that Jing-mei could be a prodigy?
    • A. 

      She thought anyone could be anything they wanted to be in America.

    • B. 

      Jing-mei had showed great promise when she was very young.

    • C. 

      An-Mei Hsu had mentioned that she thought Jing-mei was talented.

    • D. 

      She believed that anyone could accomplish greatness through prayer.

  • 21. 
    In "Two Kinds," what did Jing-mei realize after she had played both “Pleading Child” and “Perfectly Contented” a few times?
    • A. 

      That it too was beautiful

    • B. 

      That the two pieces were two halves of the same song

    • C. 

      That the latter was very difficult to play

    • D. 

      That “Perfectly Contented” made her feel better about her mother’s death

  • 22. 
    In "Rice Husband," how do Lena and Harold handle their finances?
    • A. 

      They have a joint checking account like most married couples.

    • B. 

      Lena pays for everything.

    • C. 

      Harold pays for everything.

    • D. 

      They split everything down the middle.

  • 23. 
    In "Rice Husband," what does Lena think her mother will see during her visit with her and Harold?
    • A. 

      How ugly their cat is

    • B. 

      How wrong Lena and Harold are for each other

    • C. 

      How boring Lena's life is

    • D. 

      How poorly built Lena's house is

  • 24. 
    When Lena says, “I knew it would happen,” what question does her mother ask?
    • A. 

      "How could you possibly know that?"

    • B. 

      "I don't think you could have known."

    • C. 

      "Then why don't you stop it?"

    • D. 

      "Why do you do such dumb things, then?"

  • 25. 
    In "Four Directions," what did Waverly want to tell her mother at lunch?
    • A. 

      She wanted to tell her mother that she was going on a special diet.

    • B. 

      She wanted to tell her mother that she was getting married again.

    • C. 

      She wanted to tell her mother that she was getting divorced.

    • D. 

      She wanted to tell her mother that she was pregnant.

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