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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 agreeing to help with his plan.
(c) By escaping through a bathroom window.
(d) By giving him Frank's address.

2. What does Juliana do after she leaves the hotel?
(a) Seeks help.
(b) Begins to cry.
(c) Steals a car.
(d) Disguises herself.

3. What does Reiss find is his main role in the plan to capture Wegener?
(a) Pretend to hate vom Meere.
(b) Handle Japanese complaints.
(c) Distract the Abwehr.
(d) Invite Tagomi to police headquarters.

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

5. What type of person does Reiss conclude must have written The Grasshopper Lies Heavy?
(a) A Slav.
(b) A Jew.
(c) A Woman.
(d) A Black.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Joe tell Juliana was the reason he picked her to be with him?

2. In Chapter 11, what does Childan hear regarding Betty Kasoura that disappoints him?

3. In Chapter 9, what does Joe admit to really being career-wise?

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

5. At the start of Chapter 7, what is Childan's reason for being at the home of the Kasouras?

Short Essay Questions

1. Reiss speaks about the "power of fiction" and sees The Grasshopper Lies Heavy as dangerous. In what way can it be dangerous?

2. 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?

3. 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?

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. 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?

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

7. 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?

8. 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?

9. 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?

10. 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?

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