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The Woman Warrior

The Woman Warrior


by Maxine Hong Kingston

The Woman Warrior: All’s Fair in Love and War Quiz

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Q. The book opens with the narrator’s mother telling her what?

A secret about a family member
To take out the garbage
The words to a song
How to make cookies
Q. Why didn’t the narrator know about her aunt’s existence?

Because she never pays attention when her parents talk to her
Because the family treated the aunt as if she had never been born
Because her aunt is a secret agent
Because the aunt was put up for adoption at birth
Q. What happened to the narrator’s aunt that was so scandalous?

She made a fool of herself in public
She stole some milk from the local store
She got pregnant—and her husband had been gone for two years (you do the math)
She was arrested for driving while under the influence
Q. What happened to the narrator’s aunt as a result of said scandal?

She and her baby were drowned in a well
She went to prison
She moved to a different town that was a little more liberal
She had to do community service
Q. What prompted the narrator’s mother to tell this story?

It’s Mother’s Day
The narrator has started menstruating
The narrator has just given birth to her first child
The narrator is getting married the next day