Fish Cheeks: Summary & Analysis


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What kind of writing is this story an example of?

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1. What is the gift that Amy's mother gives her after the dinner is over?

2. What is the most embarrassing part of the dinner for Amy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Fish Cheeks' contains themes common to author Amy Tan's writing, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of the story, both in classification and context.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on aspects of 'Fish Cheeks' including:

  • The kind of writing exemplified in the story
  • Plot details of 'Fish Cheeks'
  • The story's theme
  • Character motivations in 'Fish Cheeks'

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply critical reading skills to examine the underlying themes and motivations in 'Fish Cheeks'
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read an analysis of the story and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use understanding of 'Fish Cheeks' to explore the ideas and conflicts expressed
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the plot details of the story as well as the kind of writing it exemplifies.

Additional Learning

To learn more about Amy Tan's writing, review the accompanying 'Fish Cheeks' Synopsis & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the plot of 'Fish Cheeks'
  • Define personal narrative
  • Understand the theme of 'Fish Cheeks'
  • Find out about other writing by Amy Tan