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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Hatsue visits the hollow cedar throughout her childhood to
(a) Meet boys
(b) Make her parents worry
(c) Think
(d) Take daytime naps

3. Horace Whaley testifies that the cut to Carl's hand was
(a) Obviously from a knife
(b) A very recent event
(c) Minor and irrelevant
(d) An old wound

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

5. San Piedro's hills are green with
(a) Agriculture
(b) Pine and fir forest
(c) Cedar trees
(d) Mint farming

6. The defendant in this murder trial is
(a) Art Moran
(b) Abel Martinson
(c) Kaburo Masyimoto
(d) Alvin Hooks

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

8. What does the red foam from Carl's mouth indicate?
(a) He was dead before he hit the water
(b) He suffocated and drowned
(c) He had air in his lungs when he hit the water
(d) He had respiratory failure

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) Only bad things will come of this
(d) Nothing is right about it

10. Twelve years later, Hatsue, ironically, sees Ishmael with
(a) His same coat on
(b) His glass box in hand
(c) One arm outstretched
(d) The strawberry fields behind him

11. Fujiko is furious that Hatsue was seeing a white boy, but also because
(a) Hatsue's reptuation was ruined
(b) Hatsue has been lying to her
(c) Hatsue's school work was affected
(d) Hatsue set a bad example for Sumiko

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

13. In the courtroom, the Japanese attendees sat
(a) In the front rows behind the defendant
(b) Scattered about the room
(c) In a tight group behind the jury box
(d) At the back of the room

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

15. Carl Heine suggests that his wife, Etta, has
(a) Some tea and fish
(b) A talk with the Miaymotos
(c) Some Christian compassion
(d) A yard sale

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The significance of the four pieces of mooring line is

3. Nels Gundersson gets Horace Whaley to admit that

4. Ole Jurgensen bought the old Miyamoto house as a place for his

5. On the first afternoon of the trial, the Japanese driver of the disabled school bus

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