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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. Why does Reiss resent his orders to cooperate with the police?
(a) He opposes the leader chosen by the Reich.
(b) Vom Meere has spread lies about him.
(c) Vom Meere has gone over his head.
(d) He feels it is a waste of time.

2. While Tagomi studies the jewelry he purchased, what does he come to understand as the real power of a true artist?
(a) Disguising world suffering.
(b) Perpetuating life's lies.
(c) Bringing the dead to life.
(d) Imitating his natural surroundings.

3. 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 representing the newly elected Chancellor.
(b) He is helping Americans take back their country.
(c) He is replacing Reiss in San Francisco.
(d) He is acting independently from the Reich.

4. What are Americans portrayed as doing by the author of The Grasshopper Lies Heavy that impresses Juliana?
(a) Fighting to free the British.
(b) Succeeding in conquering the world.
(c) Helping to erase world suffering.
(d) Working to eliminate foreign competition.

5. When Tagomi inquires about General Tedeki in Chapter 14, he learns Tedeki is ________________.
(a) On his way back to Tokyo.
(b) Enjoying a deserved retirement.
(c) Still in his building.
(d) In a German prison.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. As he sits in his office, engrossed in reading The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, what does Reiss suggest is the "power of fiction" ?

3. What do Baynes's thoughts tell the reader about Mr. Yatabe at the end of Chapter 10?

4. What word best describes the mood at the Kasouras' home during Childan's visit?

5. Why does McCarthy, rather than Frank, go to Childan's shop to market their jewelry?

Short Essay Questions

1. Wegener speaks of the political situation of the Third Reich and its plans for Japan. As he explains what the Japanese must do to protect their own interests and country, Tagomi grows more and more upset. Why, if Wegener is trying to help, is Tagomi so disturbed?

2. 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?

3. 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?

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

5. 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?

6. In Chapter 13, when Juliana questions the change in Joe's appearance, he replies, "I'm tired of being a wop." What changes in Joe does she witness? How can his statement be interpreted in more than one way? What is being implied here?

7. The Kasouras seem to be obsessed with the American way and their American guest and go out of their way to treat him as an equal. How is this demonstrated? What aspect of early 1960s America does this reflect?

8. Vom Meere tells Reiss he received an anonymous phone call from a Japanese official regarding an appointment with a Swedish industrialist. Who most likely made this call? Why? How does this later impact on him?

9. 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?

10. Toward the end of Chapter 14, Reiss comes to visit Tagomi. What is the purpose of his visit? How does Tagomi react to this? What is this further revealing about Tagomi's character in light of the conflicts he has been facing, both externally and internally?

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