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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. Why does Marty suggest that Henry look for Keiko?
2. What type of chair does Samantha sit in at the Japanese teahouse in Chapter 23?
3. In Chapter 24, what date do Keiko and Henry see a thin line of soldiers near the ferry terminal?
4. How old is Keiko's brother in Chapter 25?
5. In Chapter 24, what magazine does Mrs. Beatty often have after lunch?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Sheldon take Henry into the Japanese section after the families are deported?
2. Where do Henry and Sheldon go in Chapter 39 and why?
3. What does Samantha plan to have for dinner at the end of Chapter 29?
4. What does Henry buy for Keiko in Chapter 35?
5. What does Henry's father give him in Chapter 30, and what does Henry do with it?
6. Why is Dr. Luke at Henry's home when he returns in Chapter 38?
7. How are restrictions lifted in the camp for the Japanese in Chapter 44?
8. How does Chaz look when Henry saw him in Chapter 45?
9. What tradition does Henry cherish at the beginning of Chapter 23?
10. How many times has Henry heard Oscar Holden play?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Henry is looking for hope at the Panama Hotel. In what ways does Henry experience hopelessness throughout his life? What are some things that give him hope and how do those help him recover from his wife's death?
Essay Topic 2
Father-son relationships is a theme in the novel. How is the relationship that Henry has with his father different from the relationship that his son has with him? How does culture and what is going on in the world affect those relationships?
Essay Topic 3
Henry searches the belongings in the basement of the Panama Hotel. What Is Henry searching for? How does he hope that sorting through the belongings will help him with the emptiness he has felt since his wife died?
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