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

2. What ethnicity is Naomi Nakane?
(a) Korean.
(b) Chinese.
(c) Vietnamese.
(d) Japanese.

3. What article of Stephen's clothing is damaged by a racist classmate?
(a) His pants.
(b) His shoes.
(c) His glasses.
(d) His shirt.

4. There is a woman on the relocation train holding a baby; what is wrong with it?
(a) The baby toddles off and falls.
(b) Nothing was wrong with the baby.
(c) The baby was born premature.
(d) The baby starts choking on food.

5. Which character teaches Naomi that it was impolite to look anyone directly in the eyes?
(a) Naomi's Uncle.
(b) Naomi's father.
(c) Naomi's mother.
(d) Naomi's Obasan.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Naomi's parents do that was unusual within their community?

2. The giant creature in Naomi's dream is a mix of what two animals?

3. For how many years are Naomi and her family in relocation?

4. How does Naomi feel about the racism she experienced as a child, now as an adult?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Grandmother Nakane's body after the funeral?

2. What was Naomi's relationship to Old Man Gower?

3. When Naomi opens the package from Aunt Emily, what do Aunt Emily's notes say?

4. What did Naomi see when she first arrived at her relocation hut as a child?

5. As a child, how does Naomi cope with the relocation and the internment of her family?

6. Why does Obasan awaken Naomi in the middle of the night and take her into the attic?

7. What is the rest of the Nakane family's reaction to Aunt Emily's revolutionary thinking?

8. How is Obasan described when Naomi goes to visit her?

9. What happened after Naomi's parents purchased her baby chicks?

10. After Germany surrenders in the war, what changes about life in Slocan?

(see the answer keys)

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