Two Kinds by Amy Tan: Summary & Characters


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In Amy Tan's short story 'Two Kinds', what is the struggle between Suyuan and June?

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1. In Amy Tan's short story, 'Two Kinds', what event causes Suyuan's painful sadness?

2. What does the title of Amy Tan's short story 'Two Kinds' refer to?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Two Kinds is a short story written by Amy Tan. This quiz will ask you questions about the story's title, plot, and characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will challenge you to:

  • Understand the struggle between June and Suyuan
  • Recall what causes Suyuan's sadness
  • Know what the story's title refers to
  • Determine how June fights back against her mom
  • Assess how peace is established between the mother and daughter characters

Skills Practiced

These questions will help you exercise the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you take away the most important information from the related lesson on Amy Tan's Two Kinds
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Two Kinds to determine what the title references
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the relationship between Suyuan and June

Additional Learning

Two Kinds by Amy Tan: Summary & Characters is a related lesson that will help you learn more about the short story. The lesson goes over the following objectives:

  • Summarize the story
  • Know who Mr. Chong is
  • Identify the story's narrator