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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. The morning her family leaves for the internment camps, Fujiko Imada avoids Ilse Severense because
(a) Ilse has always been condescending
(b) Fujiko is ashamed
(c) Ilse is a racist at heart
(d) She is from Seattle

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

8. The snowstorm on San Piedro
(a) Is an unusual event
(b) Promises to be a minor one
(c) is wreaking havoc everywhere
(d) Is a pleasant diversion

9. The people of Amity Harbor are frightened about the possibility of
(a) Being attacked from within
(b) Being attacked by the Japanese
(c) The Japanese confiscating their boats
(d) The Japanese moving ashore with weapons

10. Ishmael Chambers is a
(a) A judge
(b) Local reporter
(c) A juror
(d) A bailiff

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

12. Ishmael, as a boy, tells Hatsue that the oceans
(a) Are all salt water
(b) Are really lava underneath
(c) Mix into one big ocean underneath
(d) Are separated by volcanoes

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

14. When his arm was amputated, Ishmael's anger seems to be directed toward
(a) His mother
(b) Hatsue
(c) The army
(d) The pharmacist

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does the red foam from Carl's mouth indicate?

3. The defendant in this murder trial is

4. Hatsue visits the hollow cedar throughout her childhood to

5. Art Moran does not want Ishmael to let on

(see the answer keys)

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