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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 does Reiss find is his main role in the plan to capture Wegener?
(a) Invite Tagomi to police headquarters.
(b) Handle Japanese complaints.
(c) Pretend to hate vom Meere.
(d) Distract the Abwehr.
2. What does Tagomi feel he can no longer do now that his most prized possession has been tainted with evil?
(a) Oversee trade deals.
(b) Be a collector.
(c) Trust anyone.
(d) Live in his home.
3. After telling Tagomi he can't return his Colt .44, what does Childan promise him the jewelry he buys will bring him?
(a) Protection from his enemies.
(b) A rise in popularity.
(c) A sense of renewal.
(d) A return to material desires.
4. What does vom Meere intend to do to Wegener after his men surround him?
(a) Paralyze him and take him away.
(b) Frighten his plans out of him.
(c) Force him into the German jurisdiction.
(d) Murder him before he does harm.
5. How does Childan feel about the offer made by Paul's business associates?
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Tagomi do to spite Reiss?
2. In Chapter 9, to whom does Childan decide to take a piece of jewelry?
3. In Chapter 9, where does Joe suggest he and Juliana go?
4. As the dinner and the conversations in Chapter 7 continue, what realization does Childan come to about the Kasouras and all Japanese?
5. In Chapter 12, what dilemma does Wegener's suggested plan of action present to the Japanese?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. Reiss speaks about the "power of fiction" and sees The Grasshopper Lies Heavy as dangerous. In what way can it be dangerous?
3. 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?
4. 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?
5. In response to Paul's return of the jewelry, it is said that "long habit had caused Childan to suppress any show of authentic feelings ... He could sense it there..the mask." What is this saying about Childan? What other characters do we find wearing "masks"? Why? What does this further say about this society in general?
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. 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?
8. Chapter 10 focuses on the internal and external conflicts faced by Baynes. What are these conflicts? What do they suggest about his character?
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. 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?
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