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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The U.S. Relocation Authority announced that Japanese islanders
(a) Were to join the army or go home
(b) Were enemies of the country
(c) Were to forfeit their land
(d) Were ordered into internment

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

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

5. Although Ishmael claims to love her, Hatsue wants to be
(a) Friends
(b) Coy
(c) Realistic
(d) Distant

6. Nels Gundersson gets Horace Whaley to admit that
(a) A rounded object hit Carl's hand
(b) Carl's head wound caused his death
(c) Carl was dead before he went into the ocean
(d) Carl Heine died from drowning

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

8. The adolescent Ishmael accepted the inevitability of
(a) Having a physical relationship with Hatsue
(b) Loving Hatsue forever
(c) Losing Hatsue to her culture
(d) Being separated from Hatsue

9. When Carl Heine's boat was found,
(a) It was full of water
(b) The batteries were dead
(c) All the lights were on
(d) It would not start

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

11. Ishmael's job as a marine was that of
(a) A lieutenant
(b) A medic
(c) A radioman
(d) A cargo handler

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

13. Etta does not want Carl to sell any acreage to Zenhichi Miyamoto because
(a) He lives carelessly
(b) He is not trustworthy
(c) He might let the land fail
(d) He is Japanese and she is racist

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Sumiko intervenes in Hatsue's life by

2. Carl Heine, Jr. sealed his deal with Ole by giving him

3. Why does Horace Whaley suggest that Carl's head wound was from a gun butt or stick?

4. When Ishmael complains about the Japanese,

5. Kabuo Miyamoto's demeanor at his trial reveals

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