*During the Cultural Revolution, Chinese leaders used the Red Guard-young soldiers-to impose desired behaviors on members of Chinese society.
The passage as a whole suggests that becoming a "citizen of the world" (line 17) might best be characterized as
- (A) a worthwhile endeavor
- (B) a painful reality
- (C) a modest achievement
- (D) an unrealistic goal CORRECT ANSWER
- (E) an uncommon ambition
Early in the passage, the author tells us that as a child, her "fantasy" was to be a "citizen of the world." But later, after she traveled to China and tried to pass for a "local," she learned that this was not an easy thing to do. "Real Chinese," upon talking to her, immediately realized that she was a "foreigner" and avoided her. This led the author to her "epiphany": she didn't "fit into Chinese society" and "could never be accepted there." So the passage as a whole suggests that becoming a "citizen of the world" is an "unrealistic goal."