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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does Hatsue do when Ishmael proposes marriage?
(a) Goes silent
(b) Runs away
(c) Cries
(d) Screams

4. Susan Marie Heine says that she knew
(a) Carl was careless about his boat
(b) Carl's death would happen some day
(c) Carl was suicidal
(d) Carl was intoxicated when he left

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

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

7. Ole Jurgensen bought the old Miyamoto house as a place for his
(a) Manager and pickers
(b) Wife when she was intolerable
(c) Children and their children
(d) Neighbors who were homeless

8. Sumiko intervenes in Hatsue's life by
(a) Tormenting Hatsue at Manzanar
(b) Intercepting a letter from Ishmael
(c) Introducing her to Kabuo
(d) Telling their mother about Kabuo's intentions

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

10. During the time that Kabuo is in jail
(a) His baby son learns to walk
(b) His four year old daughter starts school
(c) His daughter becomes Strawberry queen
(d) His wife meets daily with Sheriff Moran

11. Hatsue's father is frightened by the Pearl Harbor news and
(a) Takes cover in the family's basement
(b) Arms himself with swords and knives
(c) Makes the family turn out the lights
(d) Searches the sky for planes

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Amity Harbor is

3. Carl Heine suggests that his wife, Etta, has

4. The knife sheath found on Carl Heine's body

5. Prior to the battle at Tarawa, Ishmael's attitude toward the war was somewhat

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