Quiz #1 Chinese Cinderella

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Quiz #1 Chinese Cinderella

This quiz tests you on how well you know your book, Chinese Cinderella. Score 80% and above for the Chinese Cinderella Badge of Honour!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Adeline Yen was the fifth child in the family and was often called "______ Mei".
  • 2. 
    Why did Adeline step back into the storm to walk into her house despite being driven for most of the way home by Dr Wu?
    • A. 

      She thought it was fun to walk in a big storm, as it seemed like a great adventure.

    • B. 

      She felt she needed to keep up appearances.

    • C. 

      She was loyal, believed in fair play and had a sense of obligation.

    • D. 

      She was terrified of accepting a lift.

  • 3. 
    On page 65 of the book, Third Brother mentioned his motto to Adeline to "be a cold fish". What does being a "cold fish" mean?
    • A. 

      Not trusting anyone

    • B. 

      Not getting involved in any issues

    • C. 

      Not hurting anyone

    • D. 

      Not being hurt by anyone

  • 4. 
    Why were Niang, Fourth Brother and Adeline let into the Peninsula Hotel for afternoon tea so quickly despite the long line of customers?
    • A. 

      They had waited for half an hour and it was their turn.

    • B. 

      Fourth Brother had started throwing a tantrum and the captain reluctantly let the party in.

    • C. 

      The captain was impressed with Niang's French designer suit, alligator handbag, matching shoes and seven-carat diamond ring.

    • D. 

      Niang proclaimed that she was an European and since white people took precedence over the Chinese population, they were let in.

  • 5. 
     This extract depicts a conversation between Big Sister and Niang on her wedding day, after Big Sister realised that her secret of keeping the jade pendant to Great Aunt has been accidentally discovered by Niang. "In a tone full of regret and self-approach, Big Sister was confessing about "something on her conscience" which did not permit her to remain silent any longer. Although Aunt Baba had sworn her to secrecy and advised her not to reveal to Niang Great Aunt's wedding gift of a jade pendant, she had decided to ignore Baba's instructions because our aunt was being selfish and dishonest. Besides, the piece of jade would be a perfect match for Niang's favourite jade ring, and she begged Niang to accept it. In one stroke, Big Sister had endeared herself to Niang while simultaneously denouncing Aunt Baba. Touched by Big Sister's honesty and generosity, Niang immediately allowed her to keep the jade pendant. Promising to be forever loyal to Niang regardless of Baba's sedition, Big Sister swore Niang to secrecy, thus remaining in the good graces of both while driving the wedge even deeper between Niang and Aunt Baba. She then left on her honeymoon in an excellent mood, wearing her beautiful jade with a clear conscience."  What does this extract tell you about Big Sister's character? Check the boxes that apply.
    • A. 

      Honest

    • B. 

      Generous

    • C. 

      Cunning

    • D. 

      Selfish

    • E. 

      Dishonest

    • F. 

      Loyal to Niang and Aunt Baba

  • 6. 
    Why did Adeline receive an egg for a particular Sunday breakfast at school?
    • A. 

      Aunt Baba secretly brought an egg to school for Adeline while out on an errand.

    • B. 

      It was a cruel practical joke by one of the students.

    • C. 

      Eleanor changed the number of her egg to Adeline's, thinking that Adeline might like it.

    • D. 

      It was mistakenly marked with Adeline's number.

  • 7. 
    Why did Adeline remind Aunt Baba of Ye Xian, the Chinese Cinderella?
    • A. 

      Both are physcially very beautiful

    • B. 

      Both were treated unfairly by their stepmothers

    • C. 

      Both have defied the odds and garnered triumph through their own efforts

    • D. 

      Both went to a festival and met someone of great importance

  • 8. 
    Why did Niang beat Little Sister on page 34?
    • A. 

      Little Sister disobeyed Niang in front of the family, causing her to be humiliated.

    • B. 

      Niang's pearl necklace broke.

    • C. 

      None of the above.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    How did Adeline win the International Play-Writing Competition?
    • A. 

      There were no other competitors.

    • B. 

      She put in a lot of hard work and had a talent in creative writing.

    • C. 

      She was the only one dedicated enough to understand the complicated rules and regulations.

    • D. 

      She was the only one determined enough to enter the competition from her school.

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