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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. At the start of Chapter 6, Juliana attributes the healthier appearance of the Germans as depicted in a magazine article as proof of _____________.
(a) A rigid military training.
(b) Effective propaganda techniques.
(c) A healthier diet.
(d) Technological advancements.

2. In Chapter 6, Tagomi is now convinced that Baynes really is ___________.
(a) An inspection agent.
(b) An escaped prisoner.
(c) A German national.
(d) An allied convert.

3. What is Childan upset over as the novel opens?
(a) An undelivered package.
(b) A missed appointment.
(c) An artist's complaint.
(d) A store robbery.

4. What does Baynes make clear to Tagomi in Chapter 5 about Mr. Yatabe's visit?
(a) It must be brief.
(b) It must be uncompensated.
(c) It must be secret.
(d) It must be recorded.

5. How have Frank's feelings for the Japanese changed over the years?
(a) From fear to amusement
(b) From respect to disgust.
(c) From indifference to adoration
(d) From hate to acceptance.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is learned about the role of Blacks in the PSA?

2. What about Frank makes it difficult for him to move to a new territory?

3. When Childan returns to his office in Chapter 4, who does the client waiting for him claim to represent?

4. What is it about Ramsey that makes Tagomi unwilling to share all the information about Baynes with him?

5. What Axis power is most accepting of The Grasshopper Lies Heavy?

Short Essay Questions

1. Despite initiating a relationship with Joe, whom she finds attractive, Juliana begins to feel uncomfortable around him. Why? What might this be foreshadowing?

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. In Chapter 3, what suggestion is the author making by putting Hitler in a sanitarium and then noting that the present world in this novel is the product of his mind? What similarities are seen in the thoughts of Juliana and Baynes to support this view?

4. 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?

5. 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?

6. What is the source of the conflict Frank faces over his reading of the I Ching? How does he finally interpret this message? What does he decide as a result?

7. 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?

8. Chapter 1 introduces the setting of the novel as being in San Francisco twenty years after World War II. What signs are there that there has been a different outcome to this war from the history as we know it?

9. How does Baynes react to Tagomi's apartment? How do his thoughts and reactions to Tagomi's possessions and comments further define his character?

10. In Chapter 4, Frank speaks of Gresham's Law. What does this law suggest? How does Childan's reaction to the discovery about some of his merchandise reflect his understanding of the importance of this law?

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