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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. With fog as thick as it was on the night that Carl Heine died, it was easy to
(a) Become lost for days
(b) Become totally disoriented
(c) Scoop up lots of salmon
(d) Bump into other boats

2. Nels Gundersson gets Dr. Whitman to admit that the blood on the gaff is likely from
(a) Kabuo Miyamoto's hand
(b) The wound to Carl Heine's hand
(c) The head of Carl Heine
(d) The salmon Carl caught

3. Hatsue guesses that Ishmael knew earlier about the freighter
(a) And was planning to hold onto it until Kabuo was convicted
(b) And did not want Hatsue to know about it
(c) But needed time to decide what to do
(d) And hoped to keep the information secret

4. Fisherman leapfrogging one another's nets are said to be
(a) Stealing your thunder
(b) Fishing you out
(c) Bad fishermen
(d) Corking your off

5. Alex Van Ness is
(a) An old friend of the Miaymotos'
(b) A college friend of Ishmael's
(c) The juror holding up the jury's decision
(d) An old fisherman watching the trial

6. Ishmael feels that accidental occurrences on the island
(a) Gain the upper hand in the islanders' view
(b) Are the norm for the islanders
(c) Bring a sense of indifference to the people
(d) Are the focus of only a few citizens

7. Kabuo thinks his fate is sealed because
(a) His wife has told the truth on the stand
(b) He is hated for being Japanese
(c) Susan Marie was not sure about him
(d) He has been so quiet about Carl Heine

8. When Hooks excuses Hatsue, she is prevented from
(a) Telling Hooks her opinion
(b) Fully answering his last question
(c) Expressing her love for Kabuo
(d) Defending Kabuo's actions

9. Kabuo had felt he should be silent about events with Carl Heine
(a) Until Hatsue was able to tell her story
(b) Until he was able to get an attorney
(c) Because the laws could change
(d) Until after the dust had settled

10. What is now discovered about Carl's boat that the Sheriff missed earlier?
(a) Cut lashings and blood on the mast and spar pole
(b) Another gaff with no blood
(c) An empty knife sheath
(d) Blood on the coffee cup and floor

11. Alvin Hooks suggests that what really happened out at sea that night was that
(a) Kabuo trapped Carl in his net
(b) Kabuo forcefully boarded Carl's boat
(c) Kabuo lured Carl Heine to his boat
(d) Kabuo tried to rob Carl Heine

12. After the war, Hatsue remembers the night that Kabuo
(a) Learned the art of Kendo stick fighting
(b) Disappeared into the rainy night
(c) Retrieved the buried family treasures
(d) Kabuo dressed like a bugeisha

13. Before he set out to fish, Kabuo put his hand on the water and
(a) Cooled his green tea
(b) Prayed for luck and safety
(c) Measured its coldness
(d) Scared away a gull

14. Ishmael describes Kabuo's demeanor at trial as
(a) Evil
(b) Guilty
(c) Inscrutable
(d) Rigid

15. Why did Hatsue not notify the authorities about Kabuo's deal with Carl Heine, Jr.?
(a) It would complicate the murder trial
(b) She was afraid the deal would fall through
(c) It might look like Kabuo murdered Carl
(d) She did not want to upset Susan Marie

Short Answer Questions

1. The jurors cannot convict the defendant if there remains in their minds

2. Gillanders speculates that Kabuo could not have

3. Revisiting the old cedar tree of his youth, Ishmael realizes clearly that

4. To accommodate ships in heavy fog, the Coast Guard had installed

5. Mr. Van Ness feels that Alvin Hooks' rendition of the murder is

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