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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 11, who is revealed to be the mystery Abwehr, Rudolf Wegener?
(a) Frank Frink.
(b) Nobuke Tagomi.
(c) Herr Baynes.
(d) Joe Cinnadella.

2. Because he feels The Grasshopper Lies Heavy is a dangerous book, what does Reiss think should happen to its author?
(a) He should be quietly arrested.
(b) He should be secretly assassinated.
(c) He should be exposed as a liar.
(d) He should be humiliated in public.

3. Toward the end of Chapter 12, what does Tagomi realize about Reiss and vom Meere?
(a) They are responsible for the surprise attack.
(b) They are working undercover for Japan.
(c) They are eager to help him out.
(d) They are behind Ramsey's defection.

4. In Chapter 8, what disguised personage is Reiss alerted to through a radiogram from his superiors?
(a) An Italian diplomat.
(b) An American businessman.
(c) A German official.
(d) A Japanese general.

5. Tagomi informs Reiss that Reiss's country is about to _________.
(a) Exile Reiss.
(b) Commit evil.
(c) Surrender.
(d) Explode.

Short Answer Questions

1. As Chapter 14 opens, what is Tagomi doing?

2. What does vom Meere intend to do to Wegener after his men surround him?

3. While dining with the Kasouras, what word does Childan use to initially describe his own behavior?

4. In Chapter 12, why has Frank decided to quit the jewelry business?

5. Why does Reiss resent his orders to cooperate with the police?

Short Essay Questions

1. Back in the park, Tagomi thinks of his perception of the world as an optical distortion saying, "our space and our time creations of our own psyche, and when these momentarily falter ... all sense of balance is gone." What does this mean? How does it relate to Tagomi's present state of mind?

2. 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?

3. In Chapter 7, the reader learns more about Childan through his dialogue with the Kasouras and through a further glimpse into his inner thoughts. What do we learn about his political and cultural views? What does this say about his character? Are his views justified? Has your opinion of him changed at all since you first met him in Chapter 1?

4. 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?

5. 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?

6. 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?

7. 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?

8. What similarities can be seen between Tagomi's situation, actions, and reactions as Chapter 12 ends and those of Juliana as Chapter 13 ends?

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

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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