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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. Kabuo had felt he should be silent about events with Carl Heine
2. To accommodate ships in heavy fog, the Coast Guard had installed
3. His arm, as well as Hatsue, have been taken from Ishmael because
4. Kabuo Miyamoto wants to be a fisherman
5. Alvin Hooks' witness, Dr. Sterling Whitman, is a
Short Essay Questions
1. What is peculiar about islanders and their relationships?
2. Nels Gudmundsson makes a fascinating statement about Hooks' tactics with regard to racism. Discuss this.
3. What new information does Hatsue provide that sheds a new light on the incident involving Carl Heine?
4. Why did Kabuo and Hatsue not inform the Sheriff of what they said really happened on the night of Carl Heine's death?
5. How does the author foreshadow a turn of events in the trial?
6. What finally inspires Ishmael to take the Coast Guard report to Hatsue?
7. Does Sergeant Maples have any personal motives for seeming to incriminate Kabuo in his testimony?
8. 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.
9. Why does Moran suspect the blow to Carl Heine's head was from a kendo stick?
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
Take a position and write an essay on the following: Is the U.S. government paying proper and sufficient attention to the psychological effects on soldiers returning from war? Support your answers with research and facts.
Essay Topic 2
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."
Essay Topic 3
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?
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