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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 the time of the new curfew, which is one of the biggest changes in the city, according to the book?
(a) 12:00 am.
(b) 9:00 pm.
(c) 11:00 pm.
(d) 10:00 pm.

2. Joseph says that he can't make _________ by leaving Shanghai at this point in time.
(a) Stability.
(b) Honor.
(c) Money.
(d) Peace.

3. _________ troops are ordered to leave Shanghai in November of 1941, according to the story.
(a) Japanese.
(b) Russian.
(c) American.
(d) Chinese.

4. Anna knows that she will ____________, which is why she doesn't pack up all of her books and toys.
(a) Not have room.
(b) Buy more.
(c) Be back.
(d) Grow up quickly.

5. How many other men are assigned to the same room that Joseph is assigned to?
(a) 30.
(b) 2.
(c) 50.
(d) 100.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Anna decide to hide the yen note she finds on the floor?

2. At what university were both of the parents in this story students when they first met?

3. Joseph and the others at the camp are allowed to attend a __________ in the summer of 1943.

4. What does Anna find when she is looking in her parents' room to find her birthday presents?

5. What is the first place Genevieve and Joseph live after they have graduated college?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Joseph do in his office once he realizes that he might be in danger with this new political climate?

2. What is the only thing that Joseph says about his time being kidnapped?

3. Who are the two men that are put in charge of two different groups of internees at the camp?

4. What does the United States government tell Americans in Shanghai to do when things become more violent?

5. How does Anna's mother feel about their home in Shanghai at the start of the book?

6. What do the men attempt to do in order to help the internees have what they need?

7. What does Joseph do with Anna when they go to the Foreign Correspondents Club on Saturday mornings?

8. What does Joseph tell Anna about Japan when she asks him to point out the words on the world globe?

9. Why does Gran tell Anna that things will get better, after Anna and her mother have moved to California?

10. What happens after two Japanese are killed at the Hungjao airfield, according to the book?

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