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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. When speaking to Betty Kasoura at her home, how is Childan feeling about her?
(a) Distrustful.
(b) Infatuated.
(c) Superior.
(d) Sympathetic.

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

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

4. In Chapter 9, what does Joe admit to really being career-wise?
(a) An armed guard.
(b) A clothing designer.
(c) A book reviewer.
(d) A military policeman.

5. At the meeting in Tagomi's office, what information does Wegener share with Tedeki and Tagomi?
(a) Germany now heads the PSA.
(b) Americans are planning an uprising.
(c) Japan is about to be attacked.
(d) San Francisco has become a neutral zone.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the start of Chapter 10, what is Baynes's thinking his private meeting in Tagomi's office could mean for him?

2. In Chapter 11, who is revealed to be the mystery Abwehr, Rudolf Wegener?

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

4. What does Baynes, really Captain Wegener of the Reich's Naval Counter Intelligence , tell Tagomi about the reason he is in the PSA?

5. In Chapter 12, what happens while Tagomi and his visitors meet in his office?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In Chapter 8, Reiss receives two messages about individuals who have come into the PSA. What does he learn? What can we assume as a result?

4. 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?

5. 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?

6. 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?

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. 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?

9. 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?

10. 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?

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