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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Ishmael begged Hatsue to hold him
2. Ishmael does not feel his mother can understand his
3. Sheriff Moran warns Ed Soames not to tell people
4. Judge Fielding acknowledges that Etta Heine is
5. Ole Jurgensen told Art that Kabuo had left his home
Short Essay Questions
1. 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.
2. What, ultimately, could have been Carl Heine's greatest failing, according to Ishmael?
3. What does Guterson mean when he says that, "...the prosecutor, knew well the value of a Susan Marie Heine."
4. Why does the author refer more than once to the smell of snow?
5. Why did Kabuo and Hatsue not inform the Sheriff of what they said really happened on the night of Carl Heine's death?
6. What is peculiar about islanders and their relationships?
7. Describe what Ishmael discovered in the Coast Guard radioman's notes.
8. What is the irony behind the power failure in the middle of this trial?
9. Learning that Carl has kept Kabuo's fishing rod all these years suggests that Kabuo might be telling the truth? Explain this.
10. What scenario has prosecutor, Alvin Hooks, cooked up to try to bolster his case against Kabuo?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Review Hatsue's childhood in this book and join the Imada family in your imagination. Write an essay about the Imadas' lifestyle and determine whether it is one that you could tolerate or not. Were there certain choices made by the Imadas that made life more difficult for them, or were they totally at the mercy of their circumstances? What about their lives is pleasant, and what is not?
Essay Topic 2
If you live by the ocean, this should be an easy assignment. What are some of the disadvantages to living close to the seashore? Write a paper for someone in the Midwest who has never seen the ocean, and describe the hardships and difficulties of living on a coastline. Be convincing.
Essay Topic 3
Among so many other topics, Guterson touches on what it is like to have a physical deficit, such as Ishmael's missing arm. Write a persuasive argument about whether we, as a culture, provide sufficient conveniences for those with disabilities. Look up the ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act), and determine whether the laws that govern public places have taken into account people like Ishmael Chambers, who is forced to do everything with one arm and hand.
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