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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Masaru Sayema obsessed with?
2. What is something H has always wanted to try?
3. Why isn't H allowed into the hospital?
4. What does Mrs. Tazaki want to swap her sweet potatoes for?
5. What two things does H realize have gone unchanged by the war?
Essay Topic 1
Throughout the novel, we see numerous examples of "blind faith" - Toshiko's undying belief in God, the Japanese's adoration of the Emperor, and the unquestioned belief that Japan will be victorious in the war. Our protagonist, H, seems to be against the grain, as he questions most everything he hears. Is H faithless? Or does H believe in something other than the power of religion, government, or military?
Essay Topic 2
The most dire situations can sometimes bring out the best in people. Discuss the theme of compassion as it relates to the story.
Essay Topic 3
As the war progresses people grow increasingly paranoid. Restrictions are put in place to hinder sabotage and spying. Those living in Japan who are not Japanese are looked at suspiciously. Discuss the plight of foreigners in wartime Japan.
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