Amy Tan: The Joy Luck Club & Other Novels


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Which type of conflict is most often explored in Amy Tan's writing?

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1. While Amy Tan didn't use the term 'tiger mom' to describe her own mother, which of the following best describes their relationship?

2. Which of the following is most likely to appear in a novel by Amy Tan?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Amy Tan used her life experiences in her books, and this quiz and worksheet will help you understand how. You will be assessed on your knowledge of Amy Tan's life, as well as her major works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The structure of The Joy Luck Club
  • Amy Tan's relationship with her mother
  • Common conflicts found in Amy Tan's writing
  • What Amy Tan studied in school

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Amy Tan and her novels
  • Making connections - understand how Amy Tan's childhood influenced The Joy Luck Club
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast cultures and what parents expect from their children

Additional Learning

To learn more about this famous writer, review the accompanying lesson on Amy Tan's novels. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define conflicts found in Amy Tan's writing
  • Understand the main subject of The Joy Luck Club
  • Learn about Amy Tan's childhood
  • Discuss the success of Amy Tan's books
  • Understand the clash between Amy Tan and her mother