Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family Test | Final Test - Hard

Yoshiko Uchida
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was Yoshiko’s birthday?

2. At what time would Dwight announce that it was time for friends to go home?

3. Inevitably, from what direction did a wind sweep into Tanforan and stir up dust and litter?

4. Who was the governor of Utah when the Uchidas were interned at Topaz?

5. How many days were Dwight and Iku allowed to take to visit Dwight’s mother?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Dillon S. Myer say that being cut off from the mainstream of American life affected people?

2. What was the first dust storm like that Yoshiko experienced?

3. In Chapter 6, what would non-Japanese friends bring the Uchidas when they came to visit?

4. How did everyone dress for Thanksgiving dinner at Topaz?

5. What were some of the health issues suffered by the Uchidas at Tanforan?

6. Who were some of the visitors who visited the Uchidas at Tanforan?

7. Who greeted the internees when they arrived at Topaz?

8. How did friends help the Uchidas settle into their horse stall?

9. Where was Yoshiko released to go in May, 1943?

10. What break were the internees given after the train reached Nevada sagebrush country?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Yoshiko felt that the United States blatantly ignored the Constitution when they rounded up the Japanese and sent them to camps. Which Amendments to the Constitution should have given the Japanese protection? Who were some of those responsible for spreading rumors about alleged Japanese involvement in the bombing of Pearl Harbor? What there any proof that the Japanese were involved in the bombing? Was there any proof that they were not involved?

Essay Topic 2

The Army’s official euphemism for the forced removal of the Japanese was evacuation. Were the Japanese removed from the west coast for their safety? Where, in some minds, did the danger lie? Why would it have been more truthful for the Army to have said that the Japanese were being interned or imprisoned?

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 3, Yoshiko told about mixed reactions to the bombing at Pearl Harbor. How did most of the Japanese that Yoshiko knew, including her family, feel when they heard the news? Why weren’t they concerned? How did the white people feel when they heard the news? Why was there such a varied reaction to the news?

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