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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer 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?

2. What ethnicity is the officer in Naomi's dream?

3. What is the name of Naomi's older brother?

4. Which of the following is NOT a true statement about Naomi's childhood, according to Aunt Emily?

5. What is the name of the town that Naomi and her family are relocated to?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are ghost towns, as they pertain to the novel?

2. What change is made in Naomi and Stephen's education after Uncle arrives to Slocan?

3. What happens to Grandmother Nakane after she begins to fall ill at Slocan?

4. What is the truth surrounding the reasons why Naomi's mother never returned home to Canada?

5. After sorting through the boxes in Obasan's attic, what does Naomi dream about?

6. What does Naomi remember about the time she spent in Grandmother Kato's house growing up?

7. What does Obasan keep stored in the package that Aunt Emily has sent to them?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

There are many epistolary, or written, elements to the novel. Create a list of three elements used throughout the novel as ways of recording history for the family, and describe the ways that these element affected Naomi's relationship with her family's truths.

Essay Topic 2

Silence is a revered characteristic in Japanese culture. Explain the significance of silence to the characters in the novel, and explain the effect that silence has on an individual character level within the novel, as well as a cultural level in the era that this novel is set.

Essay Topic 3

Memory proves to be the most powerful tool used to tell Naomi's story. Describe the ways that Kogawa uses memory to trigger plot in the novel, and discuss the various ways that memory is used to broaden the relationship that the reader feels toward Naomi as the novel progresses.

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