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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 Genevieve and Anna notice when they are shopping in the city?
(a) Bodies.
(b) Refugees.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Soldiers.

2. What series of books becomes Ann's favorite when she first discovers them?
(a) Judy Blume.
(b) Hardy Boys.
(c) Narnia.
(d) Nancy Drew.

3. What is the name of the family's favorite eating place where Joseph takes Anna?
(a) Billy's.
(b) Joe's.
(c) Jimmy's.
(d) Don's.

4. At what university were both of the parents in this story students when they first met?
(a) Boston.
(b) Vanderbilt.
(c) Yale.
(d) Harvard.

5. Even though Genevieve sometimes objects, Joseph often takes _________ out on his outings.
(a) Anna.
(b) Her.
(c) No one.
(d) Mei Wah.

Short Answer Questions

1. Joseph tells Genevieve that he needs time to __________ before he can leave.

2. Who begins to dress differently and to act differently than they used to in Shanghai?

3. What does Anna give back to her father, thinking that she might have been the one who started the war?

4. What language is Anna unable to read, according to this section of the story?

5. What does Anna find in the closet when she goes off to explore, bored with drawing maps?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Anna's parents meet before deciding to get married and have a child together?

2. What happens to the city after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor on December 8?

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

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

5. Why does Anna's father spend the night sitting beside Anna's bed?

6. What does Genevieve do on Anna's seventh birthday, as described in this section of the book?

7. What does Joseph say when Genevieve tells him that she has purchased tickets for the family to return to the United States?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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