Adeline's background quiz

Sarah Holmes
Quiz by Sarah Holmes, updated more than 1 year ago
Sarah Holmes
Created by Sarah Holmes over 5 years ago
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Description

A 5 question quiz testing learners' knowledge of the authorial context for the extract from Chinese Cinderella that appears in the Edexcel Anthology.

Resource summary

Question 1

Question
Jeanne Virgine Prosperi was 17 years old when she married Yen Mah's Father
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 2

Question
Why was the young Adeline singled out for particularly cruel treatment?
Answer
  • Because she was a girl
  • Because she was illegitimate
  • Because her mother had died shortly after giving birth to her
  • Because she was the youngest child

Question 3

Question
Which of he following aspects of the original Cinderella story does Yen Mah allude to in the exctract
Answer
  • The wickedl stepmother
  • The ugly sisters
  • The distant father
  • The neglected and abused daughter
  • The triumph of good over evil
  • Finding a handsome prince to marry
  • The fairy godmother
  • The glass slipper

Question 4

Question
Chinese Cinderella is written for children and is a reworking of her original autobiography called Falling Leaves which was aimed at adult readers.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 5

Question
Which two family members actually cared for Adeline Yen Mah?
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