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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. His arm, as well as Hatsue, have been taken from Ishmael because
(a) Of his faith in God, like his mother's
(b) Of his wish to be whole again and have Hatsue
(c) He does not believe in a higher power of good
(d) History is whimsical and immune to private yearnings

2. Regarding his meeting with Kabuo, Susan Marie testifies that her husband
(a) Did not say no to Kabuo about the property
(b) Made a hasty decision
(c) Needed to ask his mother about it
(d) Wanted to hold on to what he had

3. Helen Chambers reminds Ishmael to remember all the facts so that he can
(a) Keep himself fair and balanced
(b) Allow Kabuo the dignity of a good defense
(c) Give Kabuo a break for being a soldier
(d) Stand up to the Imadas when the time comes

4. Just as the Sheriff appeared with a search warrant, Kabuo had
(a) Hidden his batteries away
(b) Put his fishing gaff in the hold
(c) Accidentally killed a seagull
(d) Been washing his boat

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

6. The best argument against the prosecution is that
(a) Kabuo's desire for farming was not that strong
(b) Kabuo is not capable of committing a crime
(c) Kabuo fought for the US in the war
(d) Kabuo was accused because he is Japanese

7. Mr. Van Ness feels that Alvin Hooks' rendition of the murder is
(a) A lie of a racist
(b) A feasible scenario
(c) A stretch too far
(d) Far fetched but possible

8. Ishmael goes to the Coast Guard station intending to look at
(a) Old storm records and reports
(b) Fog related shipping accidents
(c) Storm related accident reports
(d) Shipping accident reports

9. Before Kabuo could come forward with his story of the events on the boat with Carl Heine,
(a) Sheriff Moran arrested him
(b) Hatsue warned him not to
(c) He became too angry to talk
(d) Etta Heine accosted him

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

11. Reviewing the errands he must run due to the storm, Ishmael plans to
(a) Get a storm report from the Coast Guard station
(b) Go into Anacortes for the national news
(c) Offer Hatsue and her family a ride
(d) Borrow the printing press in the Seattle office

12. At the trial, Susan Marie's demeanor inspires
(a) Doubt in the jury
(b) Sympathy in the courtroom
(c) Suspicion in the courtroom
(d) Anger in the courtroom

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

14. Ishmael had always pretended that his visits to his mother's home
(a) Were without strings
(b) Were just a duty
(c) Were for her benefit
(d) Were just habit

15. Giving the Imadas a ride home in the snow, Ishmael learns that
(a) Hatsue has moved to a different town
(b) Hatsue is getting a divorce
(c) Hatsue and her children are in danger
(d) Hatsue is staying with her family during the trial

Short Answer Questions

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

2. After the war Hatsue learned to live with

3. In court, Judge Fielding appears to be

4. Kabuo thinks his fate is sealed because

5. How did Carl Heine, Jr. die?

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