By Amy Tan Comprehension (each question is worth 3pts) On the line provided, write the letter of the best answer to each of the following items.
____ 1. Though the dinner seems painful to Amy at the time, how does she view it later?
a. It is such an unpleasant memory that she refuses to talk about it.
b. Since so many years have gone by, she ignores the fact that it happened.
c. She forgets the way she felt that night once her crush on Robert is over.
d. She is impressed by her mother’s love for her in making her favorite foods.
____ 2. The best example of a difference between Chinese and American cultures that
G. To persuade people to buy her books
H. To describe some experiences that
influenced her writing
J. To tell the story of her sisters
Vocabulary (2 points each)
On the line before each sentence, write the Word to Own that has a similar meaning to the italicized word or phrase in the sentence.
appalling wedges clamor rumpled muster ____________________ 12. A loud noise filled the room as everyone greeted one another.
____________________ 13. She hoped that her outfit did not look wrinkled.
____________________ 14. She tried to call forth the courage to face him at dinner.
____________________ 15. She knew it would taste good, but the food looked horrifying.
____________________ 16. The chunks that were thick at one end and narrow at the other were cheese.
Written Response (4 points)
17. Amy is the only member of her family who is embarrassed when her parents invite the minister’s family to Christmas Eve dinner. Below, write a paragraph in which you explain why her parents are NOT embarrassed about the differences between their Chinese culture and the culture of their American visitors. Support your ideas with TWO details from the story.