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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 do Baynes's thoughts tell the reader about Mr. Yatabe at the end of Chapter 10?
(a) He is in the SD.
(b) Baynes works for him.
(c) He is a business executive.
(d) Tagomi already knows him.

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

3. Having a shadow cut off the sun just as Tagomi begins to read into the sun's effect on the jewelry in order to emphasize his mood is an example of the use of what literary device?
(a) Metaphor.
(b) Flashback.
(c) Irony.
(d) Allusion.

4. What is Juliana''s situation at the end of Chapter 13?
(a) She is planning to return to California.
(b) She is alone in a motel bed.
(c) She is being pursued by the police.
(d) She is moving in with the Abendsens.

5. What surprises Tagomi about Mr. Yatabe, whose real name is Tedeki?
(a) He is a high ranking Japanese general.
(b) He is a highly respected professor.
(c) He is a supposedly deceased politician.
(d) He is an award winning scientist.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the I Ching tell Juliana when she consults it for advice?

2. In Chapter 8, what disguised personage is Reiss alerted to through a radiogram from his superiors?

3. Why does Childan feel the Edfrank jewelry could give him an edge on the market?

4. How does Joe appear when he tries to explain to Juliana what Abendsen is saying in the novel?

5. What are Americans portrayed as doing by the author of The Grasshopper Lies Heavy that impresses Juliana?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. What similarities can be seen between Tagomi's situation, actions, and reactions as Chapter 12 ends and those of Juliana as Chapter 13 ends?

4. Frank thinks Juliana may be able to help him and McCarthy sell their jewelry. He looks at this relationship as being strictly business. What qualities does he see in her that could be helpful? What does this further reveal about her character? Do you feel this is the real reason he would like to contact her?

5. In Chapter 8, Reiss receives two messages about individuals who have come into the PSA. What does he learn? What can we assume as a result?

6. Juliana's words and thoughts seem jumbled and senseless at one point in Chapter 13 as she says things like, " Hair creates bear who removes spots in nakedness." and "However, only woman." What is the cause of this gibberish and disorientation? Do you feel this type of dialogue enhances or distracts from the storyline? Why?

7. 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?

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. 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?

10. Chapter 9 repeats a technique used by Philip Dick in earlier chapters. He presents multiple characters and scenarios within a single chapter. What three scenarios are presented, and who is included in each? How does Dick attain a sense of unity despite the differing scenarios?

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