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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 do the people of the village want Fisby to build?
(a) A .
(b) A town hall.
(c) A schoolhouse.
(d) A teahouse.

2. Who does Purdy believe wrote the "Tale of Two Cities"?
(a) Shakespeare.
(b) Victor Hugo.
(c) Ernest Hemmingway.
(d) Dickens.

3. What does the daughter need to bring with her on the trip?
(a) Some pots to cook in.
(b) Many more packages.
(c) Her children.
(d) Her reading glasses.

4. How does Sakini think Fisby should dole out the jobs?
(a) The women should get the jobs first.
(b) First come, first serve.
(c) The men should get the jobs first.
(d) The people who bring the best gifts get the best jobs.

5. What, according to Fisby, does Congress not have any control over?
(a) Willow trees..
(b) Teahouses.
(c) Goats breeding.
(d) Children playing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Sakini walk so slowly?

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

3. What noise can be heard as Fisby tries to hear who is calling him?

4. Who is the old woman sitting on top of the bundles related to?

5. What animal comes with them on the trip?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. What is the subtitle of Plan B? What is funny about the title? Why?

4. When Col. Purdy arrives unannounced in Tobiki, why does Fisby cover his legs? What do you think goes through Fisby's mind at that moment?

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

6. How does Sakini describe to Col. Purdy how the laundry gets done? What does Col. Purdy think of this system? Why does he have this opinion?

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

8. How does Fisby achieve peace with himself in the end? What happens to his ambition? How does he describe his own balance?

9. 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?

10. When Fisby offers Capt. McLean tsukemomo, McLean declines saying he just ate something. What? What is important about what Capt. McLean just ate? How does this outline the conflict between McLean and Fisby?

(see the answer keys)

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