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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. Ishmael's father felt the islanders were forced
2. Outside, as the snowfall diminishes, Ishmael notices
3. Revisiting the old cedar tree of his youth, Ishmael realizes clearly that
4. Nels Gudmundsson makes the point that Susan Marie has offered evidence that
5. Kabuo and Carl make a deal for the seven acres, and seal it with
Short Essay Questions
1. What scenario has prosecutor, Alvin Hooks, cooked up to try to bolster his case against Kabuo?
2. What is the irony behind the power failure in the middle of this trial?
3. Why did Kabuo and Hatsue not inform the Sheriff of what they said really happened on the night of Carl Heine's death?
4. What, ultimately, could have been Carl Heine's greatest failing, according to Ishmael?
5. Learning that Carl has kept Kabuo's fishing rod all these years suggests that Kabuo might be telling the truth? Explain this.
6. What is it that keeps Alexander Van Ness from agreeing to convict Kabuo Miyamoto?
7. Describe what Ishmael discovered in the Coast Guard radioman's notes.
8. Why does Moran suspect the blow to Carl Heine's head was from a kendo stick?
9. What effect does the power outage have on the ambiance in the courtroom?
10. Things are looking grim for Kabuo Miyamoto. Why does the fishing gaff appear to be the perfect weapon for Kabuo to have used to murder Carl Heine, Jr.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Roosevelt swiftly and effectively reacted to Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. Do a research essay and write about Roosevelt and his response to the Japanese, what followed and the eventual result. Did Roosevelt have a high popularity rating in America at this time. Did he handle the war effectively and in the best way possible? Take a position.
Essay Topic 2
With illustrations and an essay, teach us about women's clothing in 1943, especially the clothing that would help us understand the knife-pleats and long darts of Hatsue Miyamoto's outfits that she wore to her husband's trial. Try to find old newspaper ads, and provide details as to fabrics and embellishments.
Essay Topic 3
Review Snow Falling on Cedars with an eye toward symbolism. Guterson masterfully plants words and ideas that transport the reader along through the story, and allow us to look back and understand the symbolism that we may have missed as the story unfolds. Focus on one character, such as Hatsue, and analyze each symbolic passage Guterson has created, explaining why he did it and what it means. An example: Note Hatsue's "knife-sharp" pleats and "long darts."
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