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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What technique is used in Chapter 4 to introduce the reader to the character of Wyndam-Matson?
2. In Chapter 3, what do we learn about how Juliana Frink makes her living?
(a) As a diner waitress.
(b) As a social worker.
(c) As an investigative reporter.
(d) As a judo instructor.
3. How does the discussion between Joe and Juliana, inspired by Abendsen's novel, leave Juliana feeling?
4. How have Frank's feelings for the Japanese changed over the years?
(a) From respect to disgust.
(b) From fear to amusement
(c) From hate to acceptance.
(d) From indifference to adoration
5. What does Childan learn about the carrier ship Syokaku from the Tokyo Herald?
(a) It never existed.
(b) It is en route to Germany.
(c) It sunk years ago.
(d) It is docked in Tokyo.
Short Answer Questions
1. What makes Juliana question the fact that Joe says he is reading The Grasshopper Lies Heavy?
2. How does the simile, "like a little animal, not important, but smart" describe the way Joe acts?
3. According to Wyndam-Matson, how does bringing up the past tend to make people feel?
4. In Chapter 6, Tagomi is now convinced that Baynes really is ___________.
5. While visiting with Tagomi in Chapter 5, what does Baynes feel regret about?
Short Essay Questions
1. Childan says of the Kasouras, "these new young people, of the rising generation, who did not remember the days before the war or even the war itself, - they were the hope of the world." What is meant by this? How do the Kasouras appear to prove him right?
2. When told by the university that "there is a regular industry turning out these fakes," Childan gets angry and insists that this is only a rumor. Why is he in such denial even when the proof lies before him?
3. One way an author can develop character is through descriptions of physical appearance and behavior. What descriptions does the author give of Wyndam-Matson? How do these descriptions reflect the way he runs his business in regard to such things as his treatment of employees, production, and such?
4. Bigotry is common and accepted without question in the former United States of Philip Dick's world. How does the author reveal this? What seems to be the reason behind this?
5. How does Baynes react to Tagomi's apartment? How do his thoughts and reactions to Tagomi's possessions and comments further define his character?
6. What is Childan's plan when he makes an appointment with his supplier, Ray Calvin? What does this further reveal about his character? Do you feel this is a realistic reaction?
7. How is the mystery client that comes to place an expensive order with Childan described? What appears to be his real purpose? Who can you assume this client to be, and why is he doing this?
8. What new insight does Chapter 5 give the reader into the character of Baynes? What might this be foreshadowing?
9. In Chapter 5, what is further learned about the book The Grasshopper Lies Heavy from Rita's conversation with Wyndam-Matson? How does this conversation create a conflict between them?
10. What do we learn about the German impact on television production and programming in Chapter 6? Of what significance is this to the storyline?
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