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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. The Queen of the Strawberry Festival is always a
(a) Young Native American
(b) A white girl
(c) Young Japanese girl
(d) A woman farmer

2. Life at Manzanar is
(a) Difficult and dirty
(b) Like a spiritual gathering
(c) A challenge, but pleasant
(d) Good for children

3. In the courtroom, the Japanese attendees sat
(a) In a tight group behind the jury box
(b) Scattered about the room
(c) At the back of the room
(d) In the front rows behind the defendant

4. Upon seeing Carl Heine's corpse, Abel Martinson
(a) Cried
(b) Screamed
(c) Vomited
(d) Ran

5. Ishmael's job as a marine was that of
(a) A medic
(b) A lieutenant
(c) A cargo handler
(d) A radioman

Short Answer Questions

1. After their last meeting in the tree, Hatsue leaves feeling

2. Kabuo feels he will be exiled from his family in order to

3. As a coroner, Horace Whaley

4. Hatsue ends her relationship with Ishmael by

5. Enlisting in the army, for Kabuo, was a matter of

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Moran suspect the blow to Carl Heine's head was from a kendo stick?

2. Nels Gudmundsson makes a fascinating statement about Hooks' tactics with regard to racism. Discuss this.

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

4. What is Alvin Hooks' motivation in trying to convict Kabuo? How would winning the case benefit Nels Gudmundsson?

5. How does Kabuo enter into Hatsue's life?

6. What does Guterson mean when he says that, "...the prosecutor, knew well the value of a Susan Marie Heine."

7. Why would Horace Whaley even consider that someone of Japanese descent had hit Carl Heine in the head?

8. Why was Ole Jurgensen unwilling to hand over the Miyamoto's seven acres to Kabuo?

9. Learning that Carl has kept Kabuo's fishing rod all these years suggests that Kabuo might be telling the truth? Explain this.

10. What stops Ishmael and Hatsue from having sexual relations in the hollow tree?

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