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By now you should have had the chance to do at least a couple of the Reading Comprehension quizzes. As you may recall, reading comprehension is the ability a person has to read familiar and unfamiliar texts and then regurgitate that information in a clear and precise manner.
This is done by being able to describe the story, the characters, the plot and even the message of the story in some degree of details. The more you read and then test yourself, the easier it will become in time to retain information that has been read.
This quiz will introduce you to a short summary of a very classic book, The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. Please read the short summary carefully and when you are ready, proceed to answer the ten questions that will relate to the story. See if you can find the correct answers without having to look back at the summary.
THE GOOD EARTH
By Pearl S. Buck (A Summary)Wang Lung is a poor young farmer in rural, turn-of-the-century China. During the time in which the novel takes place, Chinese society is showing signs of modernization while remaining deeply connected to ancient traditions and customs. When Wang Lung reaches a marriageable age, his father approaches the powerful local Hwang family to ask if they have a spare slave who could marry his son. The Hwangs agree to sell Wang a 20-year-old slave named O-lan who becomes his wife. O-lan and Wang Lung are pleased with each other, although they exchange few words and Wang is initially disappointed that O-lan does not have bound feet.
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