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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. Among other ailments, attorney Nels Gundersson
(a) Is partially deaf
(b) Is missing one arm
(c) Is partially crippled
(d) Is blind in one eye

2. Although Ishmael claims to love her, Hatsue wants to be
(a) Realistic
(b) Coy
(c) Distant
(d) Friends

3. Carl Heine, Jr. sealed his deal with Ole by giving him
(a) Eight hundred dollars and a note
(b) A thousand dollars down
(c) A signed note
(d) A note and a handshake

4. As Japanese Americans are being arrested, Ishmael blindly thinks
(a) That he and Hatsue will be together forever
(b) He can save Hatsue
(c) All Japanese workers will be exempt
(d) The government will not bother with San Piedro

5. The adolescent Ishmael accepted the inevitability of
(a) Loving Hatsue forever
(b) Having a physical relationship with Hatsue
(c) Being separated from Hatsue
(d) Losing Hatsue to her culture

Short Answer Questions

1. The Queen of the Strawberry Festival is always a

2. Carl Heine is described as being

3. Ole Jurgensen wants to sell his farm now because

4. The weather conditions on the water on the night of the murder are

5. Whaley challenges Art Moran and asks him if he wants to play

Short Essay Questions

1. This chapter is full of symbolism. What is the most sensual event that Guterson describes between Hatsue and Ishmael?

2. Describe Amity Harbor. Is it an upscale town? Does it seem inviting?

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

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

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

6. What kind of lawyer is Nels Gudmundsson?

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

8. Besides having to dissect dead bodies, why is Horace Whaley's job particularly difficult?

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

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

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