Questions Chapter 3
1. According to Father’s dream, how can he become a "dragon" again?(2)
2. Where did Father get his other name, Windrider?(2)
3. What’s the difference between how Tang men are named and the way the
demons are? Are there advantages or disadvantages to either method? What name
would you choose for yourself? Why?
4. "What’s here belongs neither to us nor to the demons. It’s only a form of a much
greater and purer magic. It can do harm in the hands of the wrong man and lash
back on him; but the superior man need not be afraid." (p35) What is Father
talking about? What an example of doing "harm in the hands of the wrong man?"
5. Did Father’s dream "really" happen? Does he think so?
6. Match the characteristic with the appropriate character:
· "a devout Buddhist who (ironically) ate no meat"
· He had been raised in luxury back home in China, and now resented having to
work for a living.
· He is frightened by "strangely constructed machines."
· He is in his fifties and "lively as a cricket."
· He called Father’s kite a "silly toy."
· He used to have beautiful handwriting.
· He "doesn’t know much about being a father.
· His daughters need large dowries
· Faces a series of tests to prove his "dragonness."
· He said, "My, my, but that is a righteous wine."
· He can "dig up a mountain" or "drink up a lake."
· His son is Black Dog
· He has two wives.
· He is tall for a Tang man.
· Uncle said he has "character at least."
· A "strange, brooding man in his forties."
· Is an official partner in the Company.
Moon Shadow, Windrider, Uncle, Lefty, Black Dog, White Deer, Hand Clap