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Immigrant Blues

Immigrant Blues


by Li-Young Lee

Immigrant Blues: It's called "Understanding Mr. Lee" Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Immigrant Blues? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What is the man's reason for his son to learn a second language?

People will respect him
People have been trying to kill him since he was born
It is easier to talk to people
It helps with confidence
Q. Which is not a title the speaker gives to this "same old story"?

"Survival Strategies and the Melancholy of Racial Assimilation"
"The Child Who'd Rather Play than Study"
"Immigrant Blues and the Wisdom of a Second Language"
"Psychological Paradigms of Displaced Persons"
Q. What do most of the titles have in common?

They all mention race
They all mention immigration
They sound like song titles
They sound like the titles to academic articles
Q. Who are the man and his son?

Strangers the speaker is watching
The speaker and his son
The speaker and his father
Figments of the speaker's imagination
Q. Who does the speaker ask, "Am I inside you?"

A woman
The phone
His family
His country