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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Toshiko bring back with her from the country?
2. Who does Nosaka blame Japan's devastation on?
3. Where does Hayashi and his family evacuate to?
4. After the bombing of Hiroshima, which country declares war on Japan?
5. What sport does H dislike?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
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
Who or what is the antagonist of the story? Provide examples to support your argument.
Essay Topic 3
One of H's most prominent characteristics is his resourcefulness, which sometimes leads to trouble. Provide examples of H using his resourcefulness and determine whether or not he has a sense of right and wrong.
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