Dragonwings by Laurence Yep: Summary & Analysis


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What two disasters struck San Francisco in 1906 that caused Windrider and Moon Shadow setbacks in building their planes?

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1. To whom did Miss Whitlaw help Moon Shadow write letters to get help with building their plane?

2. What animal did Windrider believe he would become in the afterlife if he lived his life on earth well?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet is an assessment of your knowledge of the important events and characters in Dragonwings. You can review your understanding of what historical invention this book was based on and the events that created conflict.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet revisits what you remember about:

  • The events in San Francisco in 1906 that offered setbacks to Windrider and Moon Shadow
  • Who Miss Whitlaw helped Moon Shadow write letters to
  • The animal Windrider believes he will become in the afterlife if he lives well
  • What gift Windrider gives Moon Shadow

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of who Miss Whitlaw writes to for Moon Shadow to answer a question about it
  • Information recall - see if you remember what animal Windrider thinks he will become in the afterlife
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to pick out what Yep compares the disaster to from what you read

Additional Learning

You will find further explanation on this topic in the lesson, Dragonwings by Lawrence Yep: Summary & Analysis. This lesson offers a deeper discussion about:

  • What this story is based on
  • Similarities between the real disaster and the one described in the book
  • The question Moon Shadow asks his father about the disaster
  • The setbacks for Chinese immigrants