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  • 1. 

    Where was Amy Tan born?

    • A.

      Las Vegas, Nevada

    • B.

      Oakland, California

    • C.

      Hong Kong, China

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Oakland, California
    Explanation
    Amy Tan was born in Oakland, California.

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  • 2. 

    What year was Tan born?

    • A.

      1987

    • B.

      1952

    • C.

      1958

    • D.

      1967

    Correct Answer
    B. 1952
    Explanation
    The year Tan was born is 1952.

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  • 3. 

    What forced her parents to leave China in 1949?

    • A.

      They chose to move to the United States

    • B.

      Her dad found a new job

    • C.

      The Chinese Civil War

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. The Chinese Civil War
    Explanation
    Her parents were forced to leave China in 1949 due to the Chinese Civil War. This conflict between the Communist Party of China and the Nationalist Party resulted in widespread violence and instability, leading many individuals and families to seek safety and opportunities in other countries.

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  • 4. 

    How many kids did Amy's mother have with her first husband in China?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      0

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    Amy's mother had 3 kids with her first husband in China.

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  • 5. 

    What was the name of Tan's very first novel?

    • A.

      The Kitchen God's Wife

    • B.

      The Joy Luck Club

    • C.

      The Voice from the Wall

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. The Joy Luck Club
    Explanation
    "The Joy Luck Club" is the correct answer because it is the title of Tan's very first novel. This book, published in 1989, explores the relationships between Chinese immigrant mothers and their American-born daughters. It delves into themes of cultural identity, family dynamics, and the struggles faced by these women as they navigate between their Chinese heritage and the American society they now inhabit. The novel was critically acclaimed and became a bestseller, launching Tan's successful career as a writer.

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  • 6. 

    What inspired Tan to write The Joy Luck Club?

    • A.

      Her visit to China with her mother

    • B.

      Her father sitting down and lecturing her

    • C.

      Seeing the racism in her everyday life

    • D.

      Both A and B

    Correct Answer
    A. Her visit to China with her mother
    Explanation
    Tan was inspired to write The Joy Luck Club by her visit to China with her mother. This experience allowed her to connect with her Chinese heritage and gain a deeper understanding of her mother's upbringing. Tan's visit to China provided her with the inspiration to explore the themes of cultural identity, mother-daughter relationships, and the immigrant experience in her novel. Additionally, her father sitting down and lecturing her may have also played a role in her inspiration, as it could have sparked her desire to share her own stories and experiences through writing.

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  • 7. 

    Tan and her                                 did not get along when she was younger.

    • A.

      Brother

    • B.

      Grandmother

    • C.

      Father

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
  • 8. 

    How many different colleges did Tan attend in order to finally receive her bachelors degree?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      7

    Correct Answer
    C. 8
    Explanation
    Tan attended 8 different colleges in order to finally receive her bachelors degree.

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  • 9. 

    When Tan was younger her parents always wanted her to be a                               ?

    • A.

      Teacher

    • B.

      Brain Doctor

    • C.

      Writer/Journalist

    • D.

      Stay at home mom

    Correct Answer
    B. Brain Doctor
    Explanation
    When Tan was younger, her parents always had high expectations for her future career. They wanted her to pursue a profession that requires a high level of intelligence and expertise, such as being a brain doctor. They believed that this career choice would not only bring prestige and success but also make use of her intellectual abilities to the fullest.

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  • 10. 

    Today Tan has how many kids?

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above

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