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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. What is Miss Higa Jiga complaining about in particular?
(a) That Lotus Blossom goes to the front of the line in the rice rations line.
(b) The democratic lectures.
(c) All the noise from the new building.
(d) The rice shortage.

2. What must Fisby do with the women of the small village?
(a) Form a Women's League of Democratic Action.
(b) Teach them to work in a factory.
(c) Teach them to serve tea.
(d) Teach them to be teachers.

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

4. What is the document called that Fisby is supposed to follow to help the village recover?
(a) Government Tasks.
(b) Recovery Systems.
(c) Plan A.
(d) Plan B.

5. How long does it take a horse to travel to the village?
(a) 3 days.
(b) 1 week.
(c) 2 months.
(d) 12 weeks.

Short Answer Questions

1. What animal comes with them on the trip?

2. What is Fisby wearing when Col. Purdy calls him?

3. How does Fisby take his "medication?"

4. When Fisby tells one of the people to get off, what does this character say to Fisby?

5. How is Fisby to instruct the women of the village?

Short Essay Questions

1. At the beginning of Act 3, Scene 2, what does Sakini tell us about the history of Okinawa? Who have they survived? Who has invaded them? Who's invading them now?

2. What is happening as Act 2, Scene 2 opens? What does this action suggest about Fisby's character? What has changed about Fisby?

3. How does Sakini explain what a Geisha does? Does this information change Fisby's mind?

4. How does Sakini refer to the goat as a person? What does he say to Fisby? Why is there no reaction from Fisby?

5. Why will the mayor of Tobiki "lose face" if his grandmother does not arrive? What do you think "lose face" means in this story?

6. Why does Lotus Blossom want to go to America? How does she see the country? What does Fisby think would be her reality?

7. When does the audience become aware of McLean's hobby? How does McLean react to the mention of chemicals being used on plants in the area? What does he propose doing instead? What does this tell the audience about McLean's character?

8. 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?

9. 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?

10. What does Fisby offer Capt. McLean upon his arrival? Why is this important?

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