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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. What does Yoko ask Mother at the end of Chapter 8?
(a) To forgive her.
(b) To help them with their school work.
(c) To help Ko repent for her sins.
(d) To watch over her and Ko.

2. How has the janitor at Yoko's school changed in Chapter 8?
(a) He begins to speak more fluently.
(b) He goes mute.
(c) He begins to sing.
(d) His stutter is worse.

3. What wakes up Yoko while she is sleeping in the factory?
(a) An alarm.
(b) Ko.
(c) A bad dream.
(d) A streetcar.

4. What physical attribute is Yoko very self-conscious about?
(a) Her height.
(b) Her weight.
(c) Her feet.
(d) Her hair.

5. How had Hideyo felt about snow when he lived in Nanam?
(a) He hated it.
(b) He was delighted to see it.
(c) He didn't care.
(d) He thought it was pretty.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Yoko and Ko use as an urn to store the important ashes?

2. How does Yoko think of Ko?

3. Why was Hideyo happy at first when he sees people coming towards him on the tracks?

4. Who has Mrs. Masuda been waiting for at the train station?

5. Why is Hideyo afraid to give into his exhaustion and sleep?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do you think Hideyo is so attached to Yoko's fur coat?

2. How do Yoko and Ko carry out the Japanese death ritual and show respect for mother?

3. Describe Yoko's friendship with Mr. Naido.

4. Why do you think Yoko would choose to write about her experiences at school rather than the ordeal she and her family endured when leaving Korea?

5. As Chapter 8 begins, Yoko feels that she has nothing except for one thing. What does she have?

6. What are the physical and psychological obstacles facing Hideyo in Chapter 6?

7. How does Yoko feel when she disembarks the boat in Fukuoka?

8. What rituals and traditions do Yoko and Ko perform in honor of New Year's? What significance do they have?

9. What evidence is there that deep down, Ko is still a young girl?

10. In order to survive for as long as Hideyo has in the conditions he has endured, what character traits do you think he possesses?

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