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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. According to Abendsen's novel, what problem has been solved as a result of the Allies' victory?
(a) British colonization.
(b) Global warming.
(c) American racism.
(d) Religious differences.

2. What does Tagomi's experience in the all white diner and the discovery that he left his belongings in the park make him realize he must do?
(a) Conform.
(b) Refocus.
(c) Pray.
(d) Move elsewhere.

3. As Chapter 10 closes, how does Tagomi's message from the I Ching come true?
(a) Ramsey is actually the spy.
(b) Childan's gift has been delivered.
(c) Mr. Yatabe has finally arrived.
(d) His office has been wiretapped.

4. How does Childan feel about the offer made by Paul's business associates?
(a) Flattered.
(b) Excited.
(c) Cheated.
(d) Insulted.

5. What does Baynes, really Captain Wegener of the Reich's Naval Counter Intelligence , tell Tagomi about the reason he is in the PSA?
(a) He is acting independently from the Reich.
(b) He is replacing Reiss in San Francisco.
(c) He is representing the newly elected Chancellor.
(d) He is helping Americans take back their country.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 13, in the hotel room, how does Juliana settle her dispute with Joe?

2. What does Juliana forget to do when she speaks to Abendsen's wife?

3. As Chapter 12 closes, what do Wegener and Tedeki realize is the source of Tagomi's despair?

4. In what way does Frank feel Juliana can use her talent to help the Edfrank Jewelry business?

5. What does Abendsen's novel envision the American work force as being?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 8, upon entering the Kasoura neighborhood, Childan thinks to himself, "I do not belong here." In what way is this statement true? What does the author draw upon from actual history to depict this scene?

2. As Juliana continues to read The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, the reader learns more of its contents. What are some ways Abendsen has changed the history of his world? What do Juliana's and Joe's reactions to these changes say about each of them?

3. Why is Tagomi shocked when the elderly man shows up for the meeting with Baynes? What concerns does Tagomi share with him? What is the visitor's reaction to these concerns?

4. Paul's proposal to mass market the Edfrank Jewelry is turned down by Childan, despite the fact this could have made him very wealthy. What has the jewelry come to symbolize to Childan that makes it more important than wealth? How does this realization affect him?

5. Tagomi buys a piece of Edfrank Jewelry at Childan's suggestion. What selling angle does Childan use that convinces Tagomi to buy it? What does Tagomi hope to get from this purchase? What does this say about his present state of mind? What has the jewelry come to symbolize overall?

6. Chapter 10 focuses on the internal and external conflicts faced by Baynes. What are these conflicts? What do they suggest about his character?

7. As her concern about Joe and his real identity and intentions grow, Juliana's thoughts revert to Frank. First, she thinks, "Frank. Help me. I'm into something I don't understand." A bit later she informs Joe, "My husband is a Jew." What does this suggest about her feelings about Frank? What is further revealed about her character?

8. In Chapter 9, Joe accuses Juliana of being guilty of "worry, fear, and suspicion about him and everything else in the world." In what way is this true? Are her feelings well founded? What might this be foreshadowing?

9. Back in the park, Tagomi thinks of his perception of the world as an optical distortion saying, "our space and our time creations of our own psyche, and when these momentarily falter ... all sense of balance is gone." What does this mean? How does it relate to Tagomi's present state of mind?

10. Paul sees The Grasshopper Lies Heavy as being "possibly within the genre of science fiction." Betty disagrees because "science fiction deals with the future, in particular where science has advanced over now." Paul notes, however, that "it deals with an alternate present" as many well-known science fiction novels do. How do their definitions fit into the classifying of The High Castle as science fiction? Is there anything you would add to their definition?

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