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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. What song does Papa sing?

2. What is Mama's career?

3. The government requires that everyone seventeen or older signs what type of document?

4. Who is in charge of the reservoir crew?

5. What do Jeanne and the other women go to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the barracks like in the camp?

2. How does Papa leave Japan? Where does he go?

3. What does Papa think about the war? What does he think started the war?

4. What does Papa do in the barracks? How does it affect the family?

5. Why does anti-Asian sentiment increase on the West Coast?

6. What is the greatest humiliation in the camp? How is it handled?

7. Who are the only people in the camp allowed outside the night of the riot? What are they given as protection?

8. What is Papa's family like in Japan? What is the family's history?

9. Who arrives at the reservoir shack? Who is fearful in the shack and who are they fearful of?

10. What does Woody do to make the barracks better? Why does he do this?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Jeanne's family. Which member of the family do you think does the most to hold everyone together? Why? Which family member presents the most challenges to the family? Why? To whom is Jeanne closest? Why do you think this is the case?

Essay Topic 2

Although they are interned, the individuals in the camps engag in small (and larger) acts of resistance against their imprisonment and the discrimination. What are some of these acts of resistance? What do the acts accomplish? Why do you think the internees use these acts of resistance?

Essay Topic 3

How did the camps affect family life for the internees? What aspects of the camp affect Jeanne's family? How does her family change from the outside world to internment in the camps? Are they able to put the family back the way it was when they are released from the camp?

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