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The White Umbrella by Gish Jen
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  • Question 1
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    Why does the narrator interrupt Mona in paragraph 30?

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    She doesn't want Miss Crosman to bother their mom at home.

    She isn't sure where her mom is at the moment.

    She doesn't want her mom to come and meet Miss Crosman.

    She doesn't want Miss Crosman to know where their mom really is.

  • Question 2
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    Why does the narrator tell Miss Crosman that her mother is a concert pianist?

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    Her mother used to be a concert pianist.

    The narrator wants to be a concert pianist.

    She wants to impress Miss Crosman.

    The narrator's mother is as good as a concert pianist.

  • Question 3
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    Which of the following describes how the narrator feels when she gets to use the umbrella?

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    She realizes it's not as amazing as she thought.

    She is amazed at how beautiful it is.

    She find it pretty, but not practical.

    She realizes it's not as good as her raincoat.

  • Question 4
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    The narrator's sister (Mona)...

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    is embarrassed that their mother must work.

    doesn't know that their mother works.

    is hurt that their mother forgot them.

    doesn't mind admitting that their mother is working.

  • Question 5
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    What does the umbrella first represent to the narrator in "The White Umbrella"?

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    It represents her love for her own mother.

    It represents her love for Miss Crosman and how she wishes Miss Crosman were her mother.

    It represents her desire to be more like American girls.

    It represents her piano lessons.

  • Question 6
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    Q. What does the white umbrella come to represent to the narrator of “The White Umbrella” at the end of the story?
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    her guilt for feeling embarrassed about her mother
    Her desire to live as an American girl rather than as a Chinese girl
    Her desire to be friends with Eugenie Roberts
    Her sense that her mother's job means her mother is rejecting her
  • Question 7
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    Why does the narrator wish that Miss Crosman was her mother?

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    She has more in common with the narrator.

    She is never late to piano lessons

    She gives her something that she thinks her mother won't.

    She is always giving the narrator gifts.

  • Question 8
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    Q. Why does the narrator in "The White Umbrella" lie about her mother?
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    She is trying to impress Eugenie Roberts.
    She is playing a trick on Miss. Crosman
    She is embarrassed that her mother works
    She does not know she is lying; she really believes what she is saying.
  • Question 9
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    Which of the following is true of theme?

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    It is a universal message about life.

    It is a summary of the events in the story.

    It is a setting.

    It is a topic.

  • Question 10
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    Which of the following best describes a theme for "The White Umbrella"?

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    When it rains, it pours.

    It is important to know what your parents do at work.

    Life can be difficult for immigrant families.

    True happiness isn't found in material things.

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