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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Ishmael's father, as the local newspaper owner,
(a) Went to the festival to see the young women
(b) Was supportive of the Strawberry Festival celebration
(c) Ignored the Strawberry Festival
(d) Felt the Festival was too racist to cover

3. Whaley challenges Art Moran and asks him if he wants to play
(a) Coroner
(b) In a fishing contest
(c) Kendo stick games
(d) Sherlock Holmes

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

5. The morning her family leaves for the internment camps, Fujiko Imada avoids Ilse Severense because
(a) Ilse has always been condescending
(b) She is from Seattle
(c) Fujiko is ashamed
(d) Ilse is a racist at heart

6. Why does Horace Whaley suggest that Carl's head wound was from a gun butt or stick?
(a) He is hoping to find a Japanese killer
(b) He saw such wounds in the war
(c) He knows Carl knew how to fight with sticks
(d) He immediately wants to incriminate Kabuo

7. When Carl, Sr. had a stroke, Etta jumped at the chance to
(a) Move to the city
(b) Sell the farm
(c) Clear the strawberries
(d) Put him in a home

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

9. After their last meeting in the tree, Hatsue leaves feeling
(a) Free
(b) Unwhole
(c) Fulfilled
(d) Angry

10. Carl Heine is described as being
(a) Very gregarious
(b) Tidy and respectable
(c) A careless individual
(d) Meticulously clean

11. Why does Kabuo constantly look inward at himself?
(a) He is angry
(b) He is very self-conscious
(c) He is guilty of murder during the war
(d) He is proud to be Japanese

12. After the Pearl Harbor attack, the Japanese on San Piedro Island
(a) Stopped working in the fields
(b) Began to chant and meditate
(c) Pledged their loyaty to the U.S.
(d) Locked themselves in their homes

13. The snowstorm on San Piedro
(a) Is a pleasant diversion
(b) is wreaking havoc everywhere
(c) Is an unusual event
(d) Promises to be a minor one

14. Etta Heine testifies that her family and the Miyamotos were
(a) Acquaintances
(b) Distant friends
(c) Childhood friends
(d) Enemies

15. As a coroner, Horace Whaley
(a) Knows very little about drowning
(b) Has seen only two dead bodies
(c) Has seen many dead bodies
(d) Has never done an autopsy

Short Answer Questions

1. As children, Hatsue and Ishmael hunt together for

2. Nels Gudmundsson is

3. Why did Kabuo's father bury the swords and other belongings in the strawberry field?

4. The weather conditions on the water on the night of the murder are

5. When Ishmael and Hatsue begin to make love, Hatsue realizes

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