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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 word best describes the mood at the Kasouras' home during Childan's visit?
(a) Cheerful.
(b) Sorrowful.
(c) Promising.
(d) Tense.

2. What does Joe tell Juliana was the reason he picked her to be with him?
(a) He needs a hostage in order to escape.
(b) She fits the profile of what attracts Abendsen.
(c) She knows where Frank has been hiding.
(d) He thought he deserved a little fun.

3. What do Juliana and Joe argue over after entering their hotel room?
(a) Joe's change in plans.
(b) Joe's disregard for privacy.
(c) Their lack of funds.
(d) Juliana's taste in clothing.

4. In Chapter 12, what happens while Tagomi and his visitors meet in his office?
(a) He is informed of a bomb scare.
(b) Armed guards come storming in.
(c) He receives a call from Reiss.
(d) Ramsey is caught listening in.

5. Why does Wegener give the cigarette case to Tedeki?
(a) It is to be used to signal success.
(b) It exemplifies the latest in scientific invention.
(c) It contains proof of his message.
(d) It symbolizes the union of Germany and Japan.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Frank doing as Chapter 14 ends?

2. At the meeting in Tagomi's office, what information does Wegener share with Tedeki and Tagomi?

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

4. While Tagomi studies the jewelry he purchased, what does he come to understand as the real power of a true artist?

5. What does Juliana buy while Joe is checking into the hotel?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. How has Tagomi's most prized possession a "perfectly preserved U.S. 1860 Civil War Colt .44, a treasured collector's item" changed in significance as the story progresses?

3. 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?

4. 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?

5. 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?

6. 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?

7. 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?

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. 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?

10. 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?

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