Hiroshima Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Who helps Mrs. Nakamura free the children?

2. What does the man who tries to rescue Miss Sasaki tell her?

3. What does Dr. Terufumi Sasaki do without a permit?

4. What does Mr. Fukai, the Secretary of the diocese, keep saying while he's being rescued?

5. At Asano Park, how do the wounded die?

Short Essay Questions

1. Prior to the bombing, why do the police question Mr. Tanimoto several times?

2. Describe Dr. Terufumi Sasaki.

3. What may have saved Dr. Sasaki's life the morning of the bomb?

4. After the bomb hits, what does Mr. Tanimoto see from the mound in the garden?

5. What explains why so many citizens who are hurt go unattended and why so many citizens who might have lived die?

6. How does Mr. Fukai, the secretary of the diocese, behave after Hiroshima is hit by the bomb?

7. What steps does Mrs. Nakamura take after the bombing?

8. Describe Reverend Mr. Tanimoto.

9. What is Mrs. Nakamura doing the morning of the bombing?

10. What is the weather at Asano Park like?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The six characters of Hiroshima witness horrific deaths after the bombing.

1. How do the characters in the book view death, particularly of those who die as a result of the bombing? Cite three examples that supports your theory.

2. Is the book ever really far from the subject of death? Are there parts that deal with only life and vitality? Give three examples that supports your theory.

Essay Topic 2

Trying to make a "home" in a foreign land.

1. Discuss how Father Kleinsorge attempts to make a home in a foreign land. Cite three examples that prove your theory.

2. Does Father Kleinsorge reach out to people or attempt to create a community in Japan out of need, service, or generosity?

Essay Topic 3

The aftermath of the bombing and how it affects the government and future of Japan's science.

1. What is the message behind the Japanese government quickly rebuilding Hiroshima?

2. How does the dropping of the atomic bomb affect the Japanese government's pride and outlook upon itself and its future with regards to war? Cite three examples from the book.

3. What affects does the bomb have on the future of Japan's science?

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