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The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club


by Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club: Notably Less Obnoxious Than the Joy Behar Club Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Joy Luck Club? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Who has died just before the start of this book?

All of the characters. Short book.
The founding member of the Joy Luck Club
The youngest member of the Joy Luck Club
The only male member of the Joy Luck Club
Q. What was Suyuan’s "long-cherished wish?"

To attain enlightenment
To make it through to the Battle Rounds on The Voice
To return home to China
To be reunited with her twin daughters
Q. What is Jing-mei Woo asked to do?

Join the Joy Luck Club
Leave the Joy Luck Club
Hold the soy sauce
Q. What does Jing-mei find out about her half-sisters?

That they have been separated since they were children
That they are dead
That their father had much better genes than her own, especially in the female pattern baldness department
That they are alive and well
Q. How does Jing-mei get enough money to travel to China?

She finds a dozen hundred dollar bills inside a fortune cookie
She wins a lottery
She is given the money by the other members of the Joy Luck Club
She receives a large inheritance