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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. Before he set out to fish, Kabuo put his hand on the water and
(a) Measured its coldness
(b) Prayed for luck and safety
(c) Cooled his green tea
(d) Scared away a gull

2. Ishmael finds among the Coast Guard records for September 15 and 16 that
(a) A large ship cut through Carl Heine's fishing area
(b) A large ship went off course toward anacortes
(c) The Corona heard Carl's fog warning
(d) The Corona hit Carl's fishing boat

3. His arm, as well as Hatsue, have been taken from Ishmael because
(a) He does not believe in a higher power of good
(b) History is whimsical and immune to private yearnings
(c) Of his wish to be whole again and have Hatsue
(d) Of his faith in God, like his mother's

4. As a husband, Carl Heine, Jr. was
(a) Somewhat abusive
(b) Cold and distant
(c) Gentle and dependable
(d) Indifferent

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Kabuo visited Carl Heine to discuss buying back his family's property

2. Hatsue guesses that Ishmael knew earlier about the freighter

3. Gillanders speculates that Kabuo could not have

4. Carl and Susan Marie live in a

5. Nels Gundersson at 79, feels as though he

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

2. Although things are looking a little better for Kabuo, his story is once again compromised by a question from Alvin Hooks. Explain how he damages his testimony in this chapter.

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

4. Explain how Carl's blood ended up on the handle of Kabuo's fishing gaff.

5. What is peculiar about islanders and their relationships?

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

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

8. Why does Ishmael not take his information from the coast guard directly to Judge Fielding as he figures he father would have done?

9. Why did Kabuo and Hatsue not inform the Sheriff of what they said really happened on the night of Carl Heine's death?

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

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