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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Twelve years later, Hatsue, ironically, sees Ishmael with
(a) The strawberry fields behind him
(b) One arm outstretched
(c) His glass box in hand
(d) His same coat on

4. As a gesture toward his customers, Einar Petersen offered
(a) A warm woodstove
(b) Free canned goods
(c) Donuts
(d) Free coffee

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

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

7. Hatsue visits the hollow cedar throughout her childhood to
(a) Take daytime naps
(b) Think
(c) Meet boys
(d) Make her parents worry

8. 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 knows Carl knew how to fight with sticks
(c) He immediately wants to incriminate Kabuo
(d) He is hoping to find a Japanese killer

9. Ishmael's father, as the local newspaper owner,
(a) Ignored the Strawberry Festival
(b) Felt the Festival was too racist to cover
(c) Went to the festival to see the young women
(d) Was supportive of the Strawberry Festival celebration

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

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

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

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

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

15. Carl Heine suggests that his wife, Etta, has
(a) A talk with the Miaymotos
(b) Some tea and fish
(c) A yard sale
(d) Some Christian compassion

Short Answer Questions

1. The weather conditions on the water on the night of the murder are

2. On the first afternoon of the trial, the Japanese driver of the disabled school bus

3. Nels opens up the possibility that the wound on Carl's head could have come from

4. Horace Whaley testifies that the cut to Carl's hand was

5. Many Japanese workers sent money to Japan to buy

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