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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is one of the reasons that people pour into Asano Park?
(a) They believe that if the Americans come back, they would bomb only buildings.
(b) The park was too far away from Hiroshima to be affected by the bombings.
(c) They believe that they will have all the food and water they need there.
(d) They believe that if another bomb hits, they could hide behind the rocks and trees in the garden.

2. What do the six survivors in Hiroshima, who John Hersey writes about, still wonder?
(a) They wonder if their lives will ever be normal again.
(b) They wonder why they lived while so many others died.
(c) They wonder whether the atomic bomb will ever be used again.
(d) They wonder why the Americnas used such a bomb on them.

3. In general, the survivors of Hiroshima...
(a) They assisted only their relatives or immediate neighbors.
(b) They tried to help everyone around them.
(c) They were too shocked to help anyone but themselves.
(d) They only assisted the women, children and elders.

4. What nationality is Father Wilhelm Kleinsorge?
(a) American.
(b) German.
(c) Belgian.
(d) French.

5. What does NOT happen to the people at Asano Park?
(a) They have serious burns.
(b) They vomit.
(c) They die.
(d) Their hair falls off.

6. Who does Dr. Terufimi Sasaki live with?
(a) His brother.
(b) His mother.
(c) His cousin.
(d) His father.

7. What do the Japanese call the B-29?
(a) Mr. B-29.
(b) Mr. B.
(c) Mr. Bomb.
(d) Mr. 29.

8. After being at the park for a while, what becomes the peoples' concern?
(a) They fear the water they've drank is contaminated.
(b) They are in a lot of pain and beg for medication.
(c) They fear they won't be safe at the park until morning.
(d) They are hungry and beg for food.

9. What happens when Mr. Tanimoto finds his wife after the bombing?
(a) They part again.
(b) Together, they try to find safety.
(c) They debate whether or not they should go to Asano Park.
(d) They help each other help others.

10. What is Miss Toshinki Sasaki's profession?
(a) She is a clerk.
(b) She is a bookkeeper.
(c) She is a librarian.
(d) She is a nurse.

11. Why does the Jesuit's mission house remain standing after the bombing?
(a) It was braced and double braced.
(b) No one knows.
(c) Its concrete was extroardinarily thick.
(d) It used to be a shelter.

12. In Chapter 2, after the bombing, why does Mr. Tanimoto run towards the city when everyone else is running out?
(a) He wants to see if his wife and baby are okay.
(b) He wants to get some valuables out of his home.
(c) He needs to find doctors to help the wounded.
(d) He wants to get food for the hungry.

13. When abnormally large drops of rain fall on the people at Asano Park, what does someone shout?
(a) "The Americans are dropping gasoline."
(b) "More B-29s!"
(c) "The government is going to save us."
(d) "The Americans are dropping some kind of poison."

14. What are the huge drops of water falling from the sky?
(a) They are drops of condensed moisture.
(b) They are water mixed with fission fragments.
(c) They are simply rain.
(d) They are water coming from the hoses of firemen fighting the blaze.

15. With whom is Miss Sasaki laid on a large sheet under the rain?
(a) She is laid with one other person.
(b) She is laid with two other wounded people, a man and a woman.
(c) She is laid with three children.
(d) She is laid with four other wounded, two men and two women.

Short Answer Questions

1. After the bombing, at the Red Cross Hospital, Dr. Sasaki is...

2. What is Miss Sasaki's neighbor at the factory mistaken about?

3. Why does Miss Toshiko Sasaki wake up at three A.M. the morning the bomb is dropped?

4. Early in the afternoon, what sweeps into Asano Park?

5. Once Mrs. Nakamura takes her children out into the street, what does she worry about?

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