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AC 100 Fall 2007 Typical American   study questions (Books I-III) Book I  (read for Thursday 11/8) 1. What impressions are conveyed about China (re daily life, social relations, cultural ideals) through  Ralph’s recollections? 2. Which country is more cosmopolitan, China or the U.S.? Why? 3. Is Ralph a model immigrant? Why? 4. Compare Ralph’s educational experience with that of Mary Antin, the introduction to which you  read (from The Promised Land ). What might account for the differences? 5. What does Cammy signify? 6. What do you make of Ralph’s “list of subsidiary aims” (6)? 7. Discuss the differences between Ralph’s and Theresa’s accounts of their chance meeting in the  park. 8. What motivates the courtship and marriage of Ralph and Helen? 9. Describe the differences between Ralph’s Chinese name (Yifeng) and his American one. 10. Explain these passages:
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