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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. How will Fisby see around the children on the hood of the car?
(a) The old lady has very good eyesight and will tell them when to turn.
(b) The goat will signal when to turn.
(c) The children will tell Fisby when to turn.
(d) He will have to sit on a book.

2. What does Fisby want the ladies to do first with their Ladies League for Democratic Action?
(a) Have weekly English lessons.
(b) Create a forum for democratic talks.
(c) Have weekly bridge lessons.
(d) Elect a League President.

3. Where is the village located on the island where Fisby must go?
(a) On the coast.
(b) In the desert.
(c) In the middle of the island.
(d) At the bottom of the island.

4. Who is the old woman sitting on top of the bundles related to?
(a) The Colonel.
(b) The emperor.
(c) The village mayor.
(d) Fisby.

5. What animal comes with them on the trip?
(a) A cricket.
(b) A rabbit.
(c) A goat.
(d) A pig.

Short Answer Questions

1. What upsets Col. Purdy about the men dancing at the officer's club?

2. Why is the daughter going on the trip?

3. What is Lotus Blossom doing when Col. Purdy calls at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 2?

4. How does Sakini get Fisby to let Lotus Blossom teach the other women in town?

5. What is Miss Higa Jiga complaining about in particular?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Sakini describe Tobiki at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1? Why do those descriptions not go together? How does this create conflict?

2. What is Miss Higa Jiga's complaint about Lotus Blossom? How does she want to overcome this issue? How does this idea fit in with Fisby's American thought process?

3. Describe the road to Tobiki. What does this tell the audience about how the journey will go?

4. What is the clue that Col. Purdy is not a very learned man?

5. What does the old woman sitting on top of the jeep foreshadow? What clue does this character give to the general plot of the play?

6. What do the villagers want to build instead of a schoolhouse? What does this say about the values of the villagers? What does this say about Fisby?

7. What does Col. Purdy explain to Fisby about America's involvement in expansion? When does Purdy think America's troops will be gone from Okinawa? How does this affect his state-of-mind as far as responsibility goes?

8. After the arrival of Col. Purdy and the smashing of all the stills and closing the teahouse, what does Sakini want to do? Why do you think Fisby does not want to go along with Sakini's plan?

9. Why do the judges declare Mr. Hokaida the winner of the wrestling match?

10. When Capt. McLean arrives in Tobiki, how does he find Fisby? What is Fisby dressed in and what is the appearance of his office? What does this tell the audience about Fisby?

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