Chapters One through Six
1. What is the subject matter of the Prologue?
(a) the conflict between the Jesuits and the Dutch.
(b) the promotion of Blackthorne to captain.
(c) the storm that sends the ship to land at Japan.
(d) the warnings from the Japanese about invaders.
2. What is Blackthorne's position before the wreck of the Erasmus?
(a) pilot-major of the trading ship Erasmus.
(b) translator for the British.
(c) captain of the Santa Theresa.
(d) navigator of the Omi.
3. What does the first priest indicate when he arrives where Blackthorne is held prisoner?
(a) that Blackthorne is safe because of his golden hair.
(b) that Blackthorne is going to die.
(c) that Blackthorne is the lone survivor of the wreck.
(d) that Blackthorne will become a slave.
4. What does the samurai Omi do when one man fails to bow upon his arrival?
(a) he slices off the man's head.
(b) he orders the man put to the lash.
(c) he throws the man into prison.
(d) he has the man crucified.
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