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The Big Read Scavenger Hunt! Win a prize!

The Scavenger Hunt has ended. Congratulations to the winners! Thank you to all participants.

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

What Is The Big Read Scavenger Hunt?

In celebration of The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan and The Big Read, we created a fun and informative scavenger hunt. New questions were posted on Mondays and Thursdays throughout May 2013 on this page.

All the questions can be answered using library resources such as our databases, book summaries from the catalog, and Orlando Memory.

Previous Questions

Question Nine

In which book can you find a listing of Chinese symbols?

Dictionary of Chinese Symbols: hidden symbols in Chinese life and thought

Question Eight

How many towns and cities in Florida have sister cities or towns in China?

6; Lakeland and Chongming China, Jacksonville and Yingkou, Sarasota and City of Siming District of Xiamen City, Orlando and Tianin City, Boynton Beach and Qufu, Port St. Lucie and Wuxing

Source: sister-cities.org

Question Seven

Amy Tan wrote what other books which explore the relationship between a mother and daughter?

The Kitchen God’s Wife and The Bonesetter’s Daughter

Source: OCLS Catalog

Question Six

What recent title about Chinese mother and daughter relationships sparked controversy within both Chinese and American households? (hint: check the subject heading Mothers and daughters China in the catalog)

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Source: OCLS Catalog

Question Five

What major tourist attraction can you go to in the Orlando area to experience a taste of Chinese culture, architecture, and history?

The Chinese Pavilion at Epcot

Source: Orlando Memory

Question Four

According to an ancient Chinese belief, what creature prevents evil spirits from spoiling the new year?

The Dragon

Question Three

What symbols make up the Chinese/Eastern Zodiac?

12 animals: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, roster, dog, and pig

Question Two

Which story from The Joy Luck Club was adpated from Amy's own family?

Feathers from a Thousand Li Away. Amy Tan has 2 half-sisters in China

Source: Biography in Context

Question One

What band does Amy Tan work with as a backing singer? Hint: she's a Remainderette.

Rock and Roll Remainders

Source: Biography in Context

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