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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many times do Mama and Papa run away together?
(a) Six
(b) None
(c) Twice
(d) Four

2. When was Papa born?
(a) 1908
(b) 1900
(c) 1887
(d) 1922

3. What does the family make a down payment on just before Pearl Harbor?
(a) A house
(b) A boat
(c) A farm
(d) A car

4. For what career does Papa first begin to prepare?
(a) A pilot
(b) A naval career
(c) An accountant
(d) A doctor

5. Who arrives at the camp to take care of the orphans?
(a) Teachers
(b) Nuns
(c) The Red Cross
(d) A group of Japanese Americans from Nebraska

6. Heavy doses of what leave Jeanne sick?
(a) Antacids
(b) Flu medications
(c) Mercury
(d) Typhoid immunizations

7. Who is required to work in the camp?
(a) No one
(b) Men and women between 18 and 35
(c) Men between 18 and 35
(d) Everyone over 18

8. What is contained in the oil cans that Papa has with him?
(a) Chum
(b) Cooking oil
(c) Trash
(d) Oil

9. What do the soldiers fear?
(a) The mobbing "Japs"
(b) Having to go home without seeing battle
(c) Getting sent to Mexico
(d) The high winds

10. What draws families apart on Manzanar?
(a) The separate men's and women's sections
(b) The close quarters
(c) The barbed wire
(d) Sickness

11. The government requires that everyone seventeen or older signs what type of document?
(a) A loyalty oath
(b) A green card
(c) A citizenship card
(d) A non-violence pledge

12. What occurs exactly one year after Pearl Harbor?
(a) The United States enters the war
(b) Japan's surrender
(c) The December Riot
(d) Papa dies of a heart attack

13. What is Mama's career?
(a) Nurse
(b) Psychologist
(c) Dietician
(d) Teacher

14. How long is it between the time that Jeanne's father is arrested and the next time that they see him?
(a) Almost a year
(b) Four months
(c) Five years
(d) Three days

15. What covers the family when they wake up in their first morning at the camp?
(a) Dust
(b) Hair
(c) Fleas
(d) Snow

Short Answer Questions

1. How many internment camps are there for Japanese-Americans?

2. How much longer has Papa lived in the United States versus his interrogator?

3. Who punches Papa?

4. What do the women use for privacy in the camps?

5. What does the reservoir crew fear?

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