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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. Where is the red light that Hideyo sees coming from?
(a) A farmhouse.
(b) A soldier's bunker.
(c) A train in the distance.
(d) His home.

2. What is Yoko's favorite subject?
(a) History.
(b) Math.
(c) English.
(d) Science.

3. In addition to "trash picker," what do Yoko's classmates call her?
(a) Yoko the orphan.
(b) Rag doll.
(c) Poor girl.
(d) Dirty girl.

4. Why was Hideyo happy at first when he sees people coming towards him on the tracks?
(a) He thinks he has almost made it to Seoul.
(b) He thinks they are his family members.
(c) He thinks they are other escapees.
(d) He thinks they are Russians coming to save him.

5. Where is the refugee camp?
(a) In the field near a farmhouse.
(b) In the gymnasium of a public school.
(c) In the cafeteria of a boys' school.
(d) In the auditorium of a girls' school.

Short Answer Questions

1. What headline does Yoko see in the newspaper?

2. Why can't Yoko go to the hotel alone?

3. How long did it take to cross the Korean Straight?

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

5. What color was Yoko's blanket originally?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Do you think the geese Hideyo sees flying are a symbol of anything? If so, what?

3. Why do you think Yoko titled her essay, "Understanding?"

4. How does Ko demonstrate the importance of respect in Japanese culture?

5. At this point in the story, what defines "normal" for Yoko and Ko?

6. What role do Ko and Yoko play in Mother's death ritual?

7. Why do you think Yoko ponders that "it was strange that we did not think more of father, whom we loved dearly" instead of Hideyo?

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

9. How does Ko continue to demonstrate her survival instincts in Chapter 9?

10. Describe the emotions Ko and Yoko experience in the first few pages of Chapter 9.

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