The Joy Luck Club

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  • 1. 

    The Joy Luck Club was started _____________.

    • A.

      For playing Mahjong

    • B.

      For people who wanted to learn English

    • C.

      In San Francisco

    • D.

      In Kweilin

    Correct Answer
    A. For playing Mahjong
    Explanation
    The Joy Luck Club was started for playing Mahjong. This suggests that the main purpose of the club's formation was to provide a space for individuals to gather and play the traditional Chinese tile-based game. The club may have been formed as a means of preserving cultural traditions and fostering social connections among its members. The mention of Mahjong as the reason for the club's establishment indicates that the game played a significant role in the club's activities and possibly served as a bonding activity for its members.

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  • 2. 

    Suyuan said that everyone is made up of 5 elements, which is NOT one of the elements?

    • A.

      Fire

    • B.

      Wood

    • C.

      Air

    • D.

      Water

    Correct Answer
    C. Air
    Explanation
    Suyuan believes that everyone is made up of 5 elements, namely Fire, Wood, Air, and Water. However, Air is not one of the elements according to Suyuan's belief.

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  • 3. 

    Why does Jing-mei not know her sisters?

    • A.

      They were from a different mother.

    • B.

      They were left in China.

    • C.

      They were killed when they were young.

    • D.

      They were raised by relatives.

    Correct Answer
    B. They were left in China.
    Explanation
    Jing-mei does not know her sisters because they were left in China. This suggests that Jing-mei and her sisters were separated at some point, possibly due to their parents' decisions or circumstances beyond their control. The fact that they were left in China implies that Jing-mei and her sisters were raised in different environments and may have had limited or no contact with each other.

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  • 4. 

    Jing-mei is given $1,200 to                             .

    • A.

      Make reservations for the Joy Luck club to go to a nice restaurant

    • B.

      Invest in shares of Smith International

    • C.

      Buy a plane ticket Hong Kong

    • D.

      Help pay for college tuition

    Correct Answer
    C. Buy a plane ticket Hong Kong
    Explanation
    Jing-mei is given $1,200 to buy a plane ticket to Hong Kong. This suggests that she is planning to use the money to travel to Hong Kong. The other options, such as making reservations for the Joy Luck club or investing in shares, do not align with the purpose of buying a plane ticket to Hong Kong. Additionally, helping pay for college tuition may require a larger sum of money than $1,200. Therefore, the most logical explanation is that Jing-mei intends to use the money to buy a plane ticket to Hong Kong.

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  • 5. 

    An-mei’s scar came from                                .

    • A.

      Being hit for speaking disrespectfully to her auntie

    • B.

      Falling off her bike

    • C.

      Being burned by hot soup

    • D.

      Fighting with her brother

    Correct Answer
    C. Being burned by hot soup
    Explanation
    An-mei's scar came from being burned by hot soup. This is evident from the information given in the question.

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  • 6. 

    Lindo said; “I had real thoughts that no one could see, that no one could ever take away from me. I was the                         .”

    • A.

      Wind

    • B.

      Rain

    • C.

      Thunder

    • D.

      Lightening

    Correct Answer
    A. Wind
  • 7. 

    Lindo told her mother-in-law that her ancestors visited her in a dream and gave her 3 signs that the marriage was doomed. Which was not a sign?

    • A.

      There would be a black mark on Tyan-yu's back.

    • B.

      The servant would confess to relighting the candle.

    • C.

      Lindo's teeth would fall out.

    • D.

      The servant girl of noble blood would be pregnant.

    Correct Answer
    B. The servant would confess to relighting the candle.
    Explanation
    The servant confessing to relighting the candle was not mentioned as one of the signs given by Lindo's ancestors. The other three signs, including a black mark on Tyan-yu's back, Lindo's teeth falling out, and the servant girl of noble blood being pregnant, were mentioned as signs of a doomed marriage.

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  • 8. 

    Ahma took Ying-yings’s new clothes away because                          .

    • A.

      They were too warm for the sunny day

    • B.

      They were wet from the rain

    • C.

      They were muddy from chasing dragonflies

    • D.

      They were covered in blood and feathers from cooking

    Correct Answer
    D. They were covered in blood and feathers from cooking
    Explanation
    Ahma took Ying-yings's new clothes away because they were covered in blood and feathers from cooking.

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  • 9. 

    Ying-yin’s wish to the Moon Lady was                                 .

    • A.

      To not have to wear the heavy clothing

    • B.

      To be found

    • C.

      To see her family

    • D.

      To go to America

    Correct Answer
    B. To be found
    Explanation
    Ying-yin's wish to the Moon Lady was to be found. This suggests that Ying-yin is lost or missing, and she wants someone to locate her. The wish implies a desire for connection and a longing to be reunited with her family or loved ones. It also indicates a sense of vulnerability and a need for assistance or support in being found.

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  • 10. 

    For Christmas, Vincent received                        from the ladies at the local church?

    • A.

      Mahjong

    • B.

      Checkers

    • C.

      A chess game

    • D.

      A deck of cards

    Correct Answer
    C. A chess game
    Explanation
    Vincent received a chess game from the ladies at the local church for Christmas.

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  • 11. 

    At dinner with Waverly’s family, Richard makes three mistakes, which is NOT one of them.

    • A.

      He doesn't bring a gift.

    • B.

      He doesn't compliment her mother's cooking.

    • C.

      He refuses an extra helping.

    • D.

      He drops food on his lap.

    Correct Answer
    A. He doesn't bring a gift.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He doesn't compliment her mother's cooking." In the given options, all the other actions are mentioned as mistakes made by Richard during dinner with Waverly's family, except for not complimenting her mother's cooking.

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  • 12. 

    Lena’s mother went to the hospital because                                       .

    • A.

      She fell and hurt her arm

    • B.

      She was going crazy

    • C.

      Lena was sick

    • D.

      She had a baby and it died

    Correct Answer
    D. She had a baby and it died
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that Lena's mother went to the hospital because she had a baby and unfortunately, the baby died. This implies that Lena's mother needed medical attention and support during this difficult time.

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  • 13. 

    Lena thought she had caused Arnold’s death by                               .

    • A.

      Not eating all of her food

    • B.

      Sending him out in the rain

    • C.

      Not sharing her lunch with him

    • D.

      Throwing rocks at him

    Correct Answer
    A. Not eating all of her food
    Explanation
    Lena believed that not eating all of her food was the cause of Arnold's death. This suggests that Lena may have had a belief or superstition that not finishing her meal would bring harm to others. It is possible that Lena felt guilty for not consuming all of her food and blamed herself for Arnold's death because of this belief.

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  • 14. 

    Ted told Rose Hsu he wanted a divorce because                               .

    • A.

      Their parents never approved of their marriage

    • B.

      They could never agree on anything

    • C.

      She would not make a decision about anything

    • D.

      He was moving to Los Angeles

    Correct Answer
    C. She would not make a decision about anything
    Explanation
    Ted told Rose Hsu he wanted a divorce because she would not make a decision about anything. This implies that Rose's indecisiveness was causing problems in their relationship and Ted reached a point where he could no longer tolerate it. This lack of decision-making could have led to frustration, lack of progress, and difficulty in moving forward as a couple. Ultimately, Ted felt that this was a significant enough issue to end their marriage.

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  • 15. 

    Rose Hsu did not sign the divorce papers because                 .

    • A.

      She wanted the house

    • B.

      She hated Ted and didn't want him getting married again

    • C.

      She still loved Ted

    • D.

      Her mother took them to stop them from getting divorced

    Correct Answer
    A. She wanted the house
    Explanation
    Rose Hsu did not sign the divorce papers because she wanted the house. This suggests that Rose had a strong attachment to the house and was not willing to let go of it, even if it meant staying married to Ted. It implies that her desire for the house outweighed her desire to end the marriage.

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  • 16. 

    Jing Mei’s mother wanted her to be a                          prodigy.

    • A.

      Spelling

    • B.

      Piano

    • C.

      Chess

    • D.

      Gymnastics

    Correct Answer
    B. Piano
    Explanation
    Jing Mei's mother wanted her to be a prodigy, which suggests that her mother wanted her to excel in a specific field or skill. Out of the options given, piano is the most likely answer as it is a common skill that many parents encourage their children to pursue at a young age. Piano prodigies are often seen as highly talented and exceptional, which aligns with Jing Mei's mother's desire for her to be a prodigy.

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  • 17. 

      Who was served the bad crab with the missing leg,                         

    • A.

      Suyuan Woo

    • B.

      Waverly's Daughter

    • C.

      Jing-Mei

    • D.

      Old Chong

    Correct Answer
    A. Suyuan Woo
    Explanation
    Suyuan Woo was served the bad crab with the missing leg.

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  • 18. 

    An-Mei’s mother was concubine number                              ?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      Five

    Correct Answer
    C. Four
    Explanation
    An-Mei's mother was concubine number four because the answer "four" is the only option given.

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  • 19. 

    Ying Ying’s first husband                             .

    • A.

      Was not able to give her any children

    • B.

      Ran away to marry a singer

    • C.

      Beat her when she disobeyed him

    • D.

      Always brought her gifts when he returned from a trip

    Correct Answer
    B. Ran away to marry a singer
    Explanation
    Ying Ying's first husband ran away to marry a singer.

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  • 20. 

    When Lindo first arrived in America she worked in a                                   ?

    • A.

      Bakery

    • B.

      Restaurant

    • C.

      Factory making cookies

    • D.

      Sewing room

    Correct Answer
    C. Factory making cookies
    Explanation
    Lindo worked in a factory making cookies when she first arrived in America.

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  • 21. 

    Suyuan left her twin daughters by the side of the road because                               .

    • A.

      She was being chased by soldiers

    • B.

      She was too weak to carry them

    • C.

      Her husband had died and she did not want children

    • D.

      She had no money to feed them

    Correct Answer
    B. She was too weak to carry them
    Explanation
    Suyuan left her twin daughters by the side of the road because she was too weak to carry them. This suggests that Suyuan was physically unable to continue carrying her daughters due to her weakness.

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  • 22. 

    The Joy Luck Club started in China.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because The Joy Luck Club is a novel written by Amy Tan that tells the story of four Chinese immigrant women and their American-born daughters. The novel explores the cultural differences and challenges faced by these women, and it begins with their experiences in China before they immigrate to the United States. Therefore, the statement that The Joy Luck Club started in China is correct.

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  • 23. 

    At the Mah jong table, Suyuan always sat in the North, where things began.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement contradicts itself as it says that Suyuan always sat in the North, but also mentions that the North is where things began. This implies that Suyuan always sat where things began, which is contradictory. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 24. 

    When An-Mei got hurt, Popo told her that she had prepared her funeral clothes for her.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because Popo's comment implies that she believes An-Mei will not survive her injury and will need funeral clothes. This suggests that An-Mei's injury is severe and potentially life-threatening.

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  • 25. 

    According to the book, in China a ghost refers to a dead person.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement in the book is false. In China, a ghost does not refer to a dead person.

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  • 26. 

    Lindo’s marriage was arranged when she was a child.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Lindo's marriage was arranged when she was a child. This implies that her parents or family members made the decision regarding her marriage at a young age, without her having much say in the matter. This cultural practice of arranged marriages, particularly in some societies, involves the selection of a spouse by someone other than the individual getting married. Therefore, the answer "True" indicates that Lindo's marriage was indeed arranged when she was a child.

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  • 27. 

    Lindo’s  marriage candle stayed lit all night, assuring a long marriage.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 28. 

    When Ying-ying found the moon lady, she shared her wish with her.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Ying-ying did not share her wish with the moon lady. In the story "The Moon Lady" by Amy Tan, Ying-ying encounters the moon lady during the Moon Festival. She is too shy to speak up and share her wish, so she remains silent. Therefore, the statement that Ying-ying shared her wish with the moon lady is false.

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  • 29. 

    Ying-ying fell into the river and was pulled out by a fishermen’s net.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Ying-ying falling into the river and being pulled out by a fishermen's net is a true statement. This suggests that Ying-ying had an accident where she fell into the river, but luckily a group of fishermen were able to rescue her by using their net.

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  • 30. 

    Waverly Jong was embarrassed to be seen with her mother.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 31. 

    Richard will be Waverly’s first husband.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement states that Richard will be Waverly's first husband, but there is no evidence or context provided to support this claim. Therefore, we cannot assume that Richard will be Waverly's first husband.

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  • 32. 

    Lena was unable to sleep next door to the sorcis’ because they fought all night.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Lena was unable to sleep next door to the sorcis because they fought all night. This implies that there was constant noise and disturbance coming from the sorcis' place, which prevented Lena from getting a good night's sleep. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 33. 

    Lena doesn’t like to eat ice cream, because she wants to lose weight.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement implies that Lena doesn't like to eat ice cream because she wants to lose weight. The answer is false because it suggests that Lena does not like ice cream, but it does not provide any information about her desire to lose weight. Therefore, it cannot be concluded that her dislike for ice cream is related to her weight loss goals.

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  • 34. 

    Lena doesn’t like to eat ice cream, because she wants to lose weight.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement mentions that Lena doesn't like to eat ice cream because she wants to lose weight. This implies that Lena does not eat ice cream, which means the statement is false.

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  • 35. 

    Rose Hsu’s mother tried to give her ancestors a ring for the return of her grandson.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Rose Hsu's mother attempted to give her ancestors a ring in exchange for the return of her grandson. This implies that Rose's family believes in ancestral worship or has cultural traditions that involve making offerings to ancestors. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 36. 

    Jing Mei’s mother agreed to clean the teacher’s apartment, so that her daughter could get free piano lessons.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Jing Mei's mother agreed to clean the teacher's apartment in order for her daughter to receive free piano lessons. This implies that the statement is true, as it indicates that Jing Mei's mother made this agreement.

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  • 37. 

    Wife #2, gave An-Mei a very valuable necklace.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 38. 

    An-Mei’s mother poisoned herself to make a better life for her children.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An-Mei's mother poisoned herself to make a better life for her children. This means that the statement is true. The act of poisoning herself was a sacrifice made by An-Mei's mother in order to provide a better future for her children. This selfless act demonstrates her love and dedication as a mother, willing to go to extreme measures to ensure a better life for her family.

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  • 39. 

    Ying Ying’s husband Clifford took her to America.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Ying Ying's husband Clifford took her to America. This statement is true because it states a fact that Ying Ying's husband was the one who brought her to America.

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  • 40. 

    Lindo tells her daughter Waverly she needs to have an operation to straighten her nose.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Lindo tells her daughter Waverly that she needs to have an operation to straighten her nose. Since the statement is not providing any context or additional information, we can assume that the statement is true based on the given information.

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  • 41. 

    Jing- Mei traveled to China with her father to meet the two daughters her mother had abandoned during the war.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Jing-Mei traveled to China with her father to meet her two half-sisters, whom her mother had abandoned during the war. This suggests that the statement is true.

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