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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Enlisting in the army, for Kabuo, was a matter of
(a) Getting an education
(b) Traveling to his homeland
(c) Money and opportunity
(d) Honor and duty

2. When a new wave of amtracs came on the beach, Ishmael was
(a) Putting together a new squad
(b) Cleaning a carbine
(c) Trying to get a radio signal
(d) Treating the injured

3. As children, Hatsue and Ishmael hunt together for
(a) Mallard ducks
(b) Oysters
(c) Geoducks
(d) Horses

4. 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

5. The significance of the four pieces of mooring line is
(a) They held down the fishing bins
(b) They are all that was left of Carl's gear
(c) They were used to bring the body up
(d) They show that boats were connected

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

7. Ishmael's illness in South Carolina allowed him to
(a) Recuperate from his emotional pain
(b) Rest before he saw combat
(c) Suffer the way he wanted to
(d) Gather strength for the war

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

9. On the first afternoon of the trial, the Japanese driver of the disabled school bus
(a) Helped with a chimney fire
(b) Broke up a snowball fight
(c) Helped a boy with a broken ankle
(d) Walked the students to their homes

10. In daydreams in his jail cell, Kabuo wanders around
(a) Manzanar
(b) Piedo Island and the sea
(c) Italy
(d) Seattle

11. Ishmael wants very much to talk to
(a) The defendant's son
(b) The defendant's father
(c) The defendant's wife
(d) The defendant, himself

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

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

14. Nels opens up the possibility that the wound on Carl's head could have come from
(a) A fall before he went over
(b) Propulsion rather than a blow
(c) A drunken stagger
(d) A broken mast

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Sheriff Moran testifies that he

2. Many Japanese workers sent money to Japan to buy

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

4. Nels Gudmundsson is

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

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