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Yoko Kawashima Watkins
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Yoko's family live in Korea?
(a) Father is a native Korean.
(b) The family was in hiding.
(c) The family was exiled.
(d) Father works for the government in Manchuria.

2. Who has landed near Nanan?
(a) The Russians.
(b) The British.
(c) The Koreans.
(d) The Americans.

3. Which character is chosen to entertain soldiers at the hospital?
(a) Mr. Enomoto.
(b) Hideyo.
(c) Yoko.
(d) Mother.

4. Even though it is against the law, what do the planes do?
(a) They bomb the train.
(b) They fly through a no-fly zone.
(c) They attack Seoul.
(d) They fly prisoners across international borders.

5. What theme does the story allude to?
(a) War is often the result of a misunderstanding.
(b) Persecution is a natural result of prejudice.
(c) Kind acts are rarely repaid.
(d) Atrocities are an unavoidable result of war.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens after the train is bombed?

2. During the train ride, what happens?

3. What is Dr. Takeda's connection to Yoko's family?

4. How does Ko change her appearance?

5. Where does the family follow the tracks to?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do you think Hideyo returns home to retrieve the family photo album?

2. What scene do Yoko, Ko, and mother encounter when they arrive at the train station?

3. Which of his sisters do you think Hideyo is more like and why?

4. For the first time, Ko cries as the family sets sail towards Japan. Why do you think she cries?

5. Why do you think Hideyo and his friends make a plan to reunite in five years at the Tokyo Bridge?

6. Early in Chapter 5, Ko wishes that Yoko had been killed. Do you think she still feels this way at the end of the chapter? Why or why not?

7. Describe Yoko's emotions as she, Ko, and mother head for Japan.

8. Give examples of ordinary people risking their lives to help others in Chapter 2.

9. In what ways is Yoko having to grow up quickly in Chapter 2?

10. The Japanese are being persecuted by the Korean Communists because of their nationality. How has Yoko had to compromise her individual and cultural identity thus far?

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