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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the childhood story that Naomi was frequently told, what is the name of the little boy who appears to Grandmother and Grandfather?
(a) Mumutonga.
(b) Mamateeth.
(c) Momotaro.
(d) Mimitrain.

2. What is Naomi afraid may be hiding in the grass?
(a) Mice.
(b) Wasps.
(c) Snakes.
(d) Ants.

3. Who does Naomi remember staring at her while she begged for help after witnessing the traumatic event with her animals?
(a) Mrs. Sugimoto.
(b) Rough Bill Locke.
(c) Mr. Gower.
(d) Dr. Kato.

4. Where does Naomi remember seeing a man wink at her when she was a small child?
(a) On a train.
(b) On a streetcar.
(c) On a bicycle.
(d) On an airplane.

5. To whom does Naomi remember running to for help when she witnessed the traumatic event with her animals?
(a) To her grandmother.
(b) To her Uncle.
(c) To her mother.
(d) To her Obasan.

6. How much did the government offer to pay Grandpa Kato for his Cadillac during WWII?
(a) Three dollars.
(b) Three hundred dollars.
(c) Thirty dollars.
(d) Three thousand dollars.

7. Which recipe did Uncle spend years trying to perfect?
(a) His bread recipe.
(b) His sticky rice recipe.
(c) His chocolate chip cookie recipe.
(d) HIs barbequed ribs recipe.

8. How many rooms does the hut that the Nakame family is relocated to have?
(a) Two rooms.
(b) One room.
(c) Four rooms.
(d) Three rooms.

9. When Aunt Emily is giving the speech about racism throughout the world, what reaction does Naomi have?
(a) She is amused.
(b) She is inspired.
(c) She is unmoved.
(d) She is embarrassed.

10. How old is Naomi in the last photo taken of her and her mother?
(a) A teenager.
(b) An infant.
(c) An adult.
(d) A toddler.

11. In her final letter to her sister, what interesting question does Aunt Emily ask?
(a) If her sister was alive.
(b) If her sister was pregnant.
(c) If her sister loved her husband.
(d) If her sister was ever coming home.

12. When Naomi's mother abandoned her, where does Naomi remember her mother moved to?
(a) The United States.
(b) Canada.
(c) China.
(d) Japan.

13. In the opening chapter, what is Naomi's Uncle doing in the grass?
(a) Singing.
(b) Meditating.
(c) Reading.
(d) Sleeping.

14. What part of a woman's dress is given to the mother on the train so that she can fashion a diaper for her baby?
(a) An underskirt.
(b) A pair of bloomers.
(c) A pair of pantyhose.
(d) A sweater.

15. Which family member abandoned Naomi when she was a child?
(a) Her sister.
(b) Her father.
(c) Her mother.
(d) Her brother.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of flower does Uncle have in his mouth when he appears in Naomi's dream?

2. What is the name of the man who sexually abused Naomi when she was a child?

3. What did Aunt Emily want to do for a living, but was never able to find work?

4. Who dies in Naomi's family, prompting her to visit her Obasan?

5. During their relocation, what part of Stephen's body is in a cast?

(see the answer keys)

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