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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Sumiko intervenes in Hatsue's life by
(a) Telling their mother about Kabuo's intentions
(b) Intercepting a letter from Ishmael
(c) Introducing her to Kabuo
(d) Tormenting Hatsue at Manzanar

2. As children, Hatsue and Ishmael hunt together for
(a) Oysters
(b) Geoducks
(c) Mallard ducks
(d) Horses

3. During the time that Kabuo is in jail
(a) His daughter becomes Strawberry queen
(b) His four year old daughter starts school
(c) His wife meets daily with Sheriff Moran
(d) His baby son learns to walk

4. 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

5. Ishmael Chambers is a
(a) A bailiff
(b) A judge
(c) Local reporter
(d) A juror

Short Answer Questions

1. Life at Manzanar is

2. Nels Gundersson gets Horace Whaley to admit that

3. The people of Amity Harbor are frightened about the possibility of

4. Land leased by Miyamoto was to go to Kabuo when

5. Kabuo Miyamoto's demeanor at his trial reveals

Short Essay Questions

1. What kind of lawyer is Nels Gudmundsson?

2. Does the idea of a Japanese Strawberry Princess strike you as odd? Why were the princesses never Swedish or Norwegian or other nationalities?

3. We learn that Carl Heine is a precise, organized and capable man. Can you think of a reason that the author is giving us such a detailed description of a deceased person?

4. Why were Japanese citizens being arrested in the US?

5. Why is Ishmael forced to pretend he does not have feelings for Hatsue?

6. Why would reporters from out of town be attending Miyamoto's trial?

7. Discuss the ironies of the war activities Ishmael was involved in when he was injured.

8. Why does Kabuo's attorney, Nels, challenge him to a game of chess before they discuss the case?

9. Why do the Japanese sit at the back of the courtroom in Amity Harbor?

10. What interrupts the Miyamotos' purchase of seven acres of the Heines' property

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