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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Nels Gudmundsson includes in his closing argument an insight into
(a) How injustice is passed through generations
(b) How old age makes one mellower
(c) How fog makes everything distorted
(d) How different things are when death is near

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

3. 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 was accused because he is Japanese
(d) Kabuo fought for the US in the war

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

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

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

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

8. Dr. Whitman has done an examination of
(a) Kabuo's mental state
(b) Susan marie's motives
(c) The fishing gaff
(d) Carl Heine's hand

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

10. the author describes Nels Gundersson as having
(a) A depth of light in his good eye
(b) A degree of Alzheimers
(c) A bold demeanor
(d) A terminal condition

11. Kabuo is arrested due to the
(a) Lie about the new mooring line
(b) Discovery of a gaff with a bloody handle
(c) Attitude he has taken toward the Sheriff
(d) Lack of resistance he has shown

12. The persistent wind from this current storm makes the islanders
(a) Paranoid and skittish
(b) Cold and hungry
(c) Irritable and impatient
(d) Withdrawn and distant

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

14. Ishmael's speech to his mother about Kabuo includes a great deal of
(a) Factual history about the Japanese culture
(b) Bias and anger toward Kabuo Miyamoto
(c) Resentment toward Hatsue and her mother
(d) U.S. propaganda about the Japanese

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Hatsue hoped that having children would help Kabuo

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

3. Jury instructions from the trial judge are intended to

4. At the trial, Susan Marie's demeanor inspires

5. Ishmael finds among the Coast Guard records for September 15 and 16 that

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