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The Woman Warrior

The Woman Warrior


by Maxine Hong Kingston

The Woman Warrior: Quotes (What was Said) True or False

1. Who said, "I’m not a bad girl"? -> Brave Orchid
2. Who said, "When your father lived in China, he refused to eat pastries because he didn’t want to eat the dirt the women kneaded from between their fingers"? -> Brave Orchid
3. Who said, "She’s very pretty and very young; just a girl. She’s his nurse. He’s a doctor like me. What a terrible, faithless man. You’ll have to scold him for years, but first you need to sit up straight. Use my powder. Be as pretty as you can. Otherwise you won’t be able to compete"? -> No Name Woman
4. Who waid, "My aunt haunts me – her ghost drawn to me because now, after fifty years of neglect, I alone devote pages of paper to her, though not origamied into houses and clothes"? -> Narrator
5. Who said, "I cut it so that you would not be tongue-tied. Your tongue would be able to move in any language. You’ll be able to speak languages that are completely different from one another. You’ll be able to pronounce anything. Your frenum looked too tight to do those things, so I cut it"? -> Narrator