Magpies Questions and Answers
1. What do magpies represent?
2. The turtle tells An-mei’s mother to swallow her tears. What was the turtle’s reason?
3. Who is Yan Chang?
4. At first, An-mei is very happy at Wu Tsing’s. What factors contribute to her happiness?
5. An-mei describes the clock in her mother’s room in great detail and says she learned something from it. What did she learn?
6. Why does An-mei’s mother break one of the pearls in the necklace Second Wife gives An-mei?
7. How had Second Wife arranged for An-mei’s mother to become Wu Tsing’s fourth wife?
8. What weakness of Wu Tsing does Second Wife exploit?
9. Who is...
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