Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood Test | Final Test - Hard

Richard E. Kim
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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. How do the Koreans know the Americans won't bomb them?

2. Years later, what do they discover in the shrine?

3. How does the boy initially feel about his own stubbornness?

4. What does the teacher in the sleeping quarters ask of the boy?

5. What kind of play is the sixth grade putting on?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the teacher react to the boy's information?

2. The boy is having trouble with his collection. What is his dilemma, and with what solution does his grandmother come up?

3. How do the people in the town show the boy their support?

4. What is the class play about, and why does the boy get his part, according to the grandmother?

5. What happens when the students have oozing blisters?

6. Why does the grandmother insist on giving the boy white rice in his lunch?

7. Why does the father wear traditional Korean clothing and a black armband to go change his name?

8. What is unusual about the mothers visit, and how does she get time with her son?

9. Explain the significance behind the name the father chooses - Iwamoto.

10. How does the boy get to the performance? What is his journey like?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe what happened when the boy was listening to the radio with his grandparents. How did they react? How did the rest of the town react?

Essay Topic 2

What was the boy expected to do on Sunday mornings that was different from what his parents had to do? What did he do that was different from the other students?

Essay Topic 3

Why was the family traveling in such harsh conditions and where were they going?

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