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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. By 1907, the Port Jefferson Mill records referred to the Japanese workers as
(a) "Jap" and a number
(b) Jap slaves
(c) Jap staffers
(d) "Jap" and a characteristic

2. Life at Manzanar is
(a) Good for children
(b) A challenge, but pleasant
(c) Difficult and dirty
(d) Like a spiritual gathering

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

4. The islanders know that the outcome of this storm
(a) Would be destructive
(b) Would be devastating
(c) Would be easy to deal with
(d) Was beyond their control

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

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

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

8. Ole Jurgensen wants to sell his farm now because
(a) He wants to move on to better things
(b) He has had a stroke
(c) He wants to live in the city
(d) His interest in farming has waned

9. Ishmael's father prints instructions in his paper about
(a) What to do in an air raid
(b) How to evacuate the island
(c) How to pilot a boat if necessary
(d) How to duck and cover if attacked

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

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

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

13. When Ishmael complains about the Japanese,
(a) His mother tells him to calm himself
(b) His father includes his comments in the newspaper
(c) He decides he also hates Hatsue's family
(d) Hatsue reminds him she is Japanese

14. 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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. As Japanese Americans are being arrested, Ishmael blindly thinks

2. Ishmael Chambers returned from the war

3. As children, Hatsue and Ishmael hunt together for

4. After their last meeting in the tree, Hatsue leaves feeling

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

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