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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Prior to the battle at Tarawa, Ishmael's attitude toward the war was somewhat
(a) Indifferent
(b) Cynical
(c) Fearful
(d) Enthusiastic

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

3. After the Pearl Harbor attack, the Japanese on San Piedro Island
(a) Began to chant and meditate
(b) Locked themselves in their homes
(c) Pledged their loyaty to the U.S.
(d) Stopped working in the fields

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

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

6. Ishmael believes his love for Hatsue is
(a) A mistake
(b) Immoral
(c) Preordained
(d) Frightening

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

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

9. Upon seeing Carl Heine's corpse, Abel Martinson
(a) Cried
(b) Ran
(c) Screamed
(d) Vomited

10. Virginia Gatewood looked, to Ishmael, like
(a) A disabled laborer
(b) A ragged mackinaw
(c) Ragged blue dinosaur
(d) An alcoholic scarecrow

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

12. Liesel Jurgensen thought Susan Marie would be happy Carl bought the farm because
(a) They have two strong children for picking
(b) Fisherman are always gone at night
(c) She loves strawberries
(d) It was the Heine's old farm

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

14. Amity Harbor is
(a) The state capitol
(b) A row of docks
(c) A booming metropolis
(d) San Piedro's only town

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The Queen of the Strawberry Festival is always a

2. The adolescent Ishmael accepted the inevitability of

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

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

5. Over a period of four years, Ishmael and Hatsue met and spent time

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