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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. Sitting at the Coast Guard office Ishmael's thoughts go back to
(a) Earlier encounters with Hatsue after the war
(b) Hid parents and their relationship
(c) His encounters with Carl Heine
(d) His childhood days with Hatsue

2. Alex Van Ness is
(a) An old fisherman watching the trial
(b) The juror holding up the jury's decision
(c) A college friend of Ishmael's
(d) An old friend of the Miaymotos'

3. What is now discovered about Carl's boat that the Sheriff missed earlier?
(a) Blood on the coffee cup and floor
(b) Cut lashings and blood on the mast and spar pole
(c) An empty knife sheath
(d) Another gaff with no blood

4. Before Kabuo could come forward with his story of the events on the boat with Carl Heine,
(a) Etta Heine accosted him
(b) He became too angry to talk
(c) Sheriff Moran arrested him
(d) Hatsue warned him not to

5. Josiah Gillanders, for thirty years has been
(a) The town drunk
(b) An experienced clammer
(c) An island gill-netter
(d) A retired fisherman

Short Answer Questions

1. Ishmael describes Kabuo's demeanor at trial as

2. As they leave court, Nels Gudmundsson mentions to Ishmael

3. After the war Hatsue learned to live with

4. When Kabuo asks to buy back his land, Carl Heine tells him

5. Why didn't Kabuo remember getting an extra battery before he went fishing on the morning of his arrest?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Hooks makes a significant misjudgment in his closing argument as he paints a scenario of Kabuo luring Carl Heine in by faking an emergency. Discuss his mistakes.

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

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

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

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

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

9. What is peculiar about islanders and their relationships?

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

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