Hiroshima Test | Final 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. What does Dr. Sasaki eventually get permission from the Red Cross Hospital to do?

2. Why doesn't Mrs. Nakamura see a doctor for her ailments?

3. What ends up happening to Father Kleinsorge's wounds a few weeks after the bombing?

4. What are the people at Asano Park promised by a young officer?

5. On August 18th, what does Father Kleinsorge use his suitcase for?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who does Mr. Tanimoto keep trying to avoid at the park?

2. By mid-September, what is Dr. Sasaki's condition at the Red Cross Hospital?

3. What is Dr. Fujii doing a month after the bombing?

4. What are the Japanese physicists' concern about the bomb and what do they do about it?

5. After Mr. Tanimoto rescues the people from the sandpit, what stirs his rage?

6. What happens to Mrs. Nakamura's physical condition a few weeks after the bombing?

7. What happens to Father Kleinsorge's physical condition a few weeks after the bombing?

8. After he feels better, why is Father Kleinsorge able to enjoy himself at the hospital in Tokyo?

9. What in particular makes Miss Sasaki uneasy when she sees the ruins of Hiroshima for the first time?

10. How does Miss Sasaki spend the first night of the bombing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Reverend Mr. Tanimoto and Father Wilhelm Kleinsorge both seek to convert people to Christianity.

Part 1) Compare and contrast the characters of Mr. Tanimoto to that of Father Kleinsorge. How are they similar? How are they different?

Part 2) Is Father Kleinsorge more concerned with saving lives or with converting people to Christianity? What about in the case of Mr. Tanimoto? Cite three examples that prove your theory.

Part 3) Discuss the morality behind Father Kleinsorge's influence over Miss Sasaki's life choices.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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