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The Good Earth

by: Pearl S. Buck

Themes, Motifs & Symbols Quick Quiz

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Buck attributes the decadent, wasteful ways of the wealthy to their ___.

2 of 5
What oppressed subset of the Chinese population does Buck depict largely through O-lan?

3 of 5
What motif does Buck use to connect the rise and fall of human fortune with the yearly harvests?

4 of 5
What practice symbolizes wealth as both a source of moral depravity and an object of individual aspiration?

5 of 5
What object(s) symbolize Wang Lung’s love and respect for O-lan?