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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. Why is the daughter going on the trip?
2. What does "Hai" mean in English according to Sakini?
3. What upsets Col. Purdy about the men dancing at the officer's club?
4. What should Fisby be wearing out in the sun according to Col. Purdy?
5. What gift does Mr. Sumata bring for Fisby?
Short Essay Questions
1. What speech is Fisby going to give when he arrives in Tobiki? What does Sakini call the speech? Why? What does this tell the audience about the history of the island and its people?
2. Why do cricket cages always come empty? What does this idea tell us about the philosophy of the people of Tobiki?
3. What does Fisby offer Capt. McLean upon his arrival? Why is this important?
4. Why will the mayor of Tobiki "lose face" if his grandmother does not arrive? What do you think "lose face" means in this story?
5. What does Fisby say about the teahouse to Col. Purdy? How does he reference Purdy's mother? Why does this upset Col. Purdy?
6. What do you think is the difference between the goods made by the villagers and those sold in the 5&10 cent stores? Discuss machine vs. handmade.
7. 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?
8. How is Lotus Blossom going to remember Fisby? What is she going to do in remembrance?
9. How does Fisby achieve peace with himself in the end? What happens to his ambition? How does he describe his own balance?
10. 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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What does it mean to the resident of the village to sit in the pine grove and watch the sun go down while drinking tea? What ideals does this promote?
Essay Topic 2
Judging from Col. Purdy's knowledge of the French language, what do you think were his ambitions before the war? How closely did his wartime service resemble his dreams? Do you think his wife always shared his dreams and do you think they share dreams now?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the role of Sakini as the narrator and describe how he is used in this play as narrator and as a character. What is Sakini's personal point-of-view and how does it influence the audience during the play? Is a narrator always used to influence or is he usually there just to tell the story?
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