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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 Baynes, really Captain Wegener of the Reich's Naval Counter Intelligence , tell Tagomi about the reason he is in the PSA?
(a) He is replacing Reiss in San Francisco.
(b) He is acting independently from the Reich.
(c) He is representing the newly elected Chancellor.
(d) He is helping Americans take back their country.
2. In Chapter 11, what does Paul admit he has come to appreciate about the Edfrank jewelry Childan had given him?
(a) Its material make-up.
(b) Its historic significance.
(c) Its artistic design.
(d) Its spiritual value.
3. As he sits in his office, engrossed in reading The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, what does Reiss suggest is the "power of fiction" ?
(a) Careful phrasing.
(b) Emotional appeal.
(c) Realistic imagery.
(d) Twisted plots.
4. Why is Frank petrified when the police call him Fink?
(a) They know he informed on Reiss.
(b) He will be sent back to Germany.
(c) They have him confused with a wanted criminal.
(d) He has put Juliana in danger.
5. Why does McCarthy, rather than Frank, go to Childan's shop to market their jewelry?
(a) Childan is a childhood friend.
(b) McCarthy is more sociable.
(c) Frank is busy producing more.
(d) Childan might recognize Frank.
Short Answer Questions
1. After telling Tagomi he can't return his Colt .44, what does Childan promise him the jewelry he buys will bring him?
2. Why does Wegener give the cigarette case to Tedeki?
3. As Chapter 12 closes, what do Wegener and Tedeki realize is the source of Tagomi's despair?
4. After having dinner with the Kasouras, Childan says he no longer feels________________.
5. What does vom Meere intend to do to Wegener after his men surround him?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. 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?
3. Reiss speaks about the "power of fiction" and sees The Grasshopper Lies Heavy as dangerous. In what way can it be dangerous?
4. 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?
5. 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?
6. 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?
7. 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?
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. 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. When the police approach Frank and arrest him, Frank thinks, "This is what the times require of us." What does this quote mean? What is the real reason Frank is being arrested? How does this arrest in this society reflect the quote?
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