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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Sheriff Moran testifies that he
(a) Spoke with Etta Heine
(b) Was told that Etta was dangerous
(c) Saw Etta Heine at the scene
(d) Tried to talk with Etta Heine

2. Hatsue's mother is upset and decides to
(a) Confiscate Sumiko's mail
(b) Write to Kabuo about Hatsue
(c) Write to Ishmael's parents
(d) Write to Hatsue's father

3. Kabuo Miyamoto's demeanor at his trial reveals
(a) Anxiety
(b) Anger
(c) Nothing
(d) Fear

4. Upon seeing Carl Heine's corpse, Abel Martinson
(a) Vomited
(b) Screamed
(c) Ran
(d) Cried

5. Etta Heine met her husband, Carl, in
(a) Seattle
(b) North Dakota
(c) San Piedro
(d) Bavaria

6. As a young child, Hatsue was carefully trained to
(a) Walk like a model
(b) Teach literature
(c) Avoid showing her feelings
(d) Wield a kendo stick

7. The darkness in Carl Heine's personality, as well as in Horace Whaley's is a result of
(a) Fighting in World War II
(b) Mistrust and suspicion
(c) Working on the island since childhood
(d) Fishing and eking out a living

8. The Alien Land Law
(a) Prevented foreigners from squatting
(b) Prevented all Japanese from holding real jobs
(c) Prohibited people from hiring Japanese workers
(d) Prevented Japanese from owning land

9. When Ishmael and Hatsue begin to make love, Hatsue realizes
(a) She could get into further trouble
(b) She can't let him have his own way
(c) Nothing is right about it
(d) Only bad things will come of this

10. As a gesture toward his customers, Einar Petersen offered
(a) Free coffee
(b) Donuts
(c) A warm woodstove
(d) Free canned goods

11. Why did Kabuo's father bury the swords and other belongings in the strawberry field?
(a) He wanted to bury everything from his past
(b) He thought he could preserve his personal history
(c) He wanted to claim the land for his own
(d) He knew they would be taken from him because of the war

12. In the time of the Japanese islanders' grandparents, the U.S. census
(a) Renamed all the Japanese with American names
(b) Reported a higher number of Japanese than were there
(c) Gave the Japanese joke names
(d) Ignored the Japanese population

13. The knife sheath found on Carl Heine's body
(a) Was empty
(b) Had twine in it
(c) Held a fishing knife
(d) Was broken

14. After the kiss on the beach, Ishmael finds himself
(a) Spying on Hatsue
(b) Ignoring Hatsue
(c) Bothering Hatsue
(d) Having dreams of other girls

15. Ishmael tells Hatsue her hair smells like
(a) Cedar
(b) Strawberries
(c) Flowers
(d) Clams

Short Answer Questions

1. Ishmael wants very much to talk to

2. Why does Kabuo constantly look inward at himself?

3. What does Hatsue do when Ishmael proposes marriage?

4. The islanders know that the outcome of this storm

5. The U.S. Relocation Authority announced that Japanese islanders

(see the answer keys)

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