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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. In Chapter 13, in the hotel room, how does Juliana settle her dispute with Joe?
(a) By slitting his throat with a razor.
(b) By escaping through a bathroom window.
(c) By giving him Frank's address.
(d) By agreeing to help with his plan.
2. How does Childan feel about the offer made by Paul's business associates?
3. What feeling best describes Juliana's reaction to Joe's explanation about his cash supply?
4. As Chapter 10 closes, how does Tagomi's message from the I Ching come true?
(a) Mr. Yatabe has finally arrived.
(b) Ramsey is actually the spy.
(c) His office has been wiretapped.
(d) Childan's gift has been delivered.
5. What does Abendsen's novel envision the American work force as being?
(a) Respected and well compensated.
(b) Equal in pay and ability.
(c) On a volunteer basis.
(d) Made up of robots.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the raised eyebrow and slight smile Childan detects on Paul's face after having demanded an apology from him suggest?
2. In Chapter 7, how do Paul and Betty react to Childan's comments about Abendsen's theories?
3. Toward the end of Chapter 12, what does Tagomi realize about Reiss and vom Meere?
4. What does Juliana buy while Joe is checking into the hotel?
5. When speaking to Betty Kasoura at her home, how is Childan feeling about her?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
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. 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?
4. 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?
5. 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?
6. As Childan reflects on how his beliefs have been shaken, he pities himself as being a salesman who has to deal with people like Tagomi, who, in his words, "by merest reflection manage to rub my nose in it, make my life miserable." In what way does this statement take an ironic twist in light of how he treats McCarthy and makes plans for Edfrank Jewelry?
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. 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?
9. 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?
10. 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?
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