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The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club


by Amy Tan

Reading Quizzes

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Sample of Reading Quizzes

Part 1, Prologue: Feathers from a Thousand Li Away


1. How does the duck turn into a swan?

2. When immigration takes the swan away, what is the woman left with, and why does she want to give it to her daughter?


1. The duck overstretches its neck in hopes of becoming a goose.

2. The woman is left with a feather, and she wants to give it to her daughter, so she can tell her the story of how the duck became a swan and how she came to America in hopes that her daughter would have a better life.