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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The Alien Land Law
(a) Prevented Japanese from owning land
(b) Prevented foreigners from squatting
(c) Prohibited people from hiring Japanese workers
(d) Prevented all Japanese from holding real jobs

2. The Queen of the Strawberry Festival is always a
(a) Young Japanese girl
(b) Young Native American
(c) A white girl
(d) A woman farmer

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

4. 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

5. When Carl, Sr. had a stroke, Etta jumped at the chance to
(a) Move to the city
(b) Clear the strawberries
(c) Put him in a home
(d) Sell the farm

6. The weather conditions on the water on the night of the murder are
(a) Clear and calm
(b) Heavy fog
(c) Heavy snow
(d) Extreme wind

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

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

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

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

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

12. Why does Horace Whaley suggest that Carl's head wound was from a gun butt or stick?
(a) He saw such wounds in the war
(b) He is hoping to find a Japanese killer
(c) He immediately wants to incriminate Kabuo
(d) He knows Carl knew how to fight with sticks

13. After the kiss on the beach, Ishmael finds himself
(a) Bothering Hatsue
(b) Ignoring Hatsue
(c) Having dreams of other girls
(d) Spying on Hatsue

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

15. Enlisting in the army, for Kabuo, was a matter of
(a) Honor and duty
(b) Getting an education
(c) Money and opportunity
(d) Traveling to his homeland

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Kabuo constantly look inward at himself?

2. What does Hatsue do when Ishmael proposes marriage?

3. In the courtroom, the Japanese attendees sat

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

5. Ishmael's job as a marine was that of

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