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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. Ishmael Chambers suffers from
(a) Denervation of the limb
(b) A prostate condition
(c) Phantom limb pain
(d) Low self-esteem

2. Hatsue guesses that Ishmael knew earlier about the freighter
(a) And hoped to keep the information secret
(b) And did not want Hatsue to know about it
(c) And was planning to hold onto it until Kabuo was convicted
(d) But needed time to decide what to do

3. Kabuo and Carl make a deal for the seven acres, and seal it with
(a) Friendly smiles
(b) A promise to return the fishing rod
(c) A salute
(d) Gripping hands together

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

5. Kabuo thinks his fate is sealed because
(a) His wife has told the truth on the stand
(b) He has been so quiet about Carl Heine
(c) Susan Marie was not sure about him
(d) He is hated for being Japanese

Short Answer Questions

1. Before he set out to fish, Kabuo put his hand on the water and

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

3. On the third day of the trial, Nels Gudmundsson has

4. Why did Hatsue not notify the authorities about Kabuo's deal with Carl Heine, Jr.?

5. Ishmael's father felt the islanders were forced

Short Essay Questions

1. What is it that keeps Alexander Van Ness from agreeing to convict Kabuo Miyamoto?

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

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

4. Does Sergeant Maples have any personal motives for seeming to incriminate Kabuo in his testimony?

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

6. Why does the author refer more than once to the smell of snow?

7. What, ultimately, could have been Carl Heine's greatest failing, according to Ishmael?

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

9. How does the author foreshadow a turn of events in the trial?

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

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