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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Hatsue tells Ishmael they have both gotten good at
(a) Lying to themselves
(b) Cutting school
(c) Outsmarting their parents
(d) Being devious

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

3. 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

4. Ishmael Chambers returned from the war
(a) Missing an arm
(b) Unscathed
(c) Unable to walk
(d) With brain injuries

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

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

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

8. Perhaps Kabuo's worst lingering memory of the war was
(a) Storming the beach
(b) His best friend's death
(c) Shooting a child
(d) The German atrocities

9. Why did Kabuo's father bury the swords and other belongings in the strawberry field?
(a) He thought he could preserve his personal history
(b) He knew they would be taken from him because of the war
(c) He wanted to bury everything from his past
(d) He wanted to claim the land for his own

10. Whaley challenges Art Moran and asks him if he wants to play
(a) Sherlock Holmes
(b) In a fishing contest
(c) Kendo stick games
(d) Coroner

11. Horace Whaley testifies that the cut to Carl's hand was
(a) Minor and irrelevant
(b) Obviously from a knife
(c) An old wound
(d) A very recent event

12. 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

13. Ole Jurgensen wants to sell his farm now because
(a) He wants to move on to better things
(b) His interest in farming has waned
(c) He has had a stroke
(d) He wants to live in the city

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Sumiko intervenes in Hatsue's life by

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

3. Twelve years later, Hatsue, ironically, sees Ishmael with

4. In daydreams in his jail cell, Kabuo wanders around

5. As children, Hatsue and Ishmael hunt together for

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