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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 jurors cannot convict the defendant if there remains in their minds
(a) A reasonable doubt
(b) A prejudice against Japanese
(c) A premeditated decision
(d) Any anger toward the defendant

2. Hatsue hoped that having children would help Kabuo
(a) Become less obsessed with his dream of farming
(b) Become more focused on something besides himself
(c) Become a better husband and son
(d) Become more open and giving

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

4. How did Carl Heine, Jr. die?
(a) The wake from a large ship drowned him
(b) The wake from a large ship capsized his boat
(c) The wake from a large ship knocked him off his mast
(d) The wake from a large shipped threw him overboard

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Nels Gundersson gets Dr. Whitman to admit that the blood on the gaff is likely from

3. Ishmael Chambers suffers from

4. Dr. Whitman has done an examination of

5. Hatsue feels that the coffee cup found on the deck of Carl's boat indicates

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the glimmer of hope that comes from Susan Marie's testimony?

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

3. What scenario has prosecutor, Alvin Hooks, cooked up to try to bolster his case against Kabuo?

4. What effect does the power outage have on the ambiance in the courtroom?

5. What is peculiar about islanders and their relationships?

6. What is the irony behind the power failure in the middle of this trial?

7. What finally inspires Ishmael to take the Coast Guard report to Hatsue?

8. What new information does Hatsue provide that sheds a new light on the incident involving Carl Heine?

9. Why does Ishmael make a racial slur when Hatsue expresses sympathy for the loss of his arm?

10. What is the reason for Art Moran's visit to Judge Lew Fielding in this chapter?

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