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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. What can Kino tell about Jiya when he sees him after Jiya learns about the Old Gentleman's offer?
2. In what season do Jiya and Setsu marry?
3. What does the Old Gentleman demand of his offer to adopt Jiya?
4. How does Kino's family feel when Jiya returns to be part of their family?
5. Kino's father is not surprised about Jiya's choice for a bride because _____________________.
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jiya tell the Old Gentleman about why the villagers are brave?
2. How has Jiya conducted himself in the years since the deaths of his family members?
3. How does Jiya feel initially when he sees the new house being built on the beach?
4. Why is Jiya so restless after seeing the men building the house on the beach and what does Kino's family know about what Jiya will do?
5. How does Jiya introduce the fact to Kino that he loves Setsu?
6. Why is Kino's father not surprised that Jiya is interested in Setsu?
7. How do the villagers treat the beach for many years after the big wave?
8. What reason do two men give to Kino and Jiya for building a house on the beach?
9. Where will Jiya build his house and what does he need in order to get started?
10. How does Kino spend his time during the days when Jiya is healing?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.
Essay Topic 2
Create a brief character study of Kino's father. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him--if anything--at this point in his life?
Essay Topic 3
Grief takes on an almost human persona in this book. What were the sources of emotional abuse in the story? What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.
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