Snow Falling on Cedars Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Ishmael finds among the Coast Guard records for September 15 and 16 that

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

4. Hatsue guesses that Ishmael knew earlier about the freighter

5. Alvin Hooks' witness, Dr. Sterling Whitman, is a

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Japanese diet has always been considered sparse and healthy. Research today's typical diet for the typical Japanese family, both in the US and Japan. Do they have a higher or lower mortality rate? Has their diet changed considerably in the past decades? What are the predominant health problems among Japanese? Americans? Compare and contrast.

Essay Topic 2

What did you learn about the legal system from this book, if anything? Guterson portrays the trial as fairly routine, with opening statements, examination and cross examination of witnesses, closing arguments, jury instructions and verdict. Look up the term "legal discovery" on the web, and determine how things have changed in our legal system since 1942. Is our system more efficient now? If so, in what ways? If not, in what ways? Are we more sophisticated in our legal process than before?

Essay Topic 3

Where in our country is the largest concentration of strawberry farming? Research and write an essay on strawberry farming in America. What is the perfect climate and soil for strawberry farming? Is the farming still primarily done by workers of a different nationality? What is the percentage of strawberries that are imported into our country compared with what we grow domestically?

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