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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 does Rabbit trade one of his duck eggs to Darky for in Section 3, Chapter 1?
(a) A Swiss Army knife.
(b) A paint brush.
(c) A toothbrush.
(d) A can of condensed milk.

2. Who is among those cremated in Section 3, Chapter 12?
(a) Dorrigo Evans.
(b) Major Nakamura.
(c) Jimmy Bigelow.
(d) Rabbit Hendricks.

3. What does Amy tell Dorrigo that he needs to do in Section 2, Chapter 26?
(a) Kill her husband.
(b) Marry her.
(c) Go back to Ella.
(d) Leave the country.

4. What does Keith reveal to Amy in Section 2, Chapter 22?
(a) That he is having an affair.
(b) That he's known about her affair with Dorrigo.
(c) That he has cancer.
(d) That he has filed for divorce.

5. What symbol comprises Shisui's death poem?
(a) A heart.
(b) A line.
(c) A circle.
(d) A star.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many Tasmanian machine gunners are in Sergeant Darky Gardiner's group when Dorrigo encounters them in Section 1, Chapter 12?

2. With whom is Dorrigo in bed in Section 1, Chapter 18?

3. What is Gallipoli von Kessler's nickname in the novel?

4. Where does Dorrigo arrive and plan to spend time with Ella in Section 2, Chapter 6?

5. From whom does Dorrigo receive a letter in Section 3, Chapter 6?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Dorrigo observe at the prison camp with English prisoners in Section 1 of the novel?

2. How is Dorrigo's meeting with Keith described in Section 2, Chapter 9?

3. What are your impressions of Amy's character when she is introduced in Section 2?

4. How does the author depict the Japanese viewpoint of surrender in Section 1, Chapter 14?

5. What leads to Tiny Middleton being beaten in Section 3, Chapter 1? How do the prisoners react?

6. How would you describe the setting where Dorrigo grows up?

7. Where is Dorrigo in Section 2, Chapter 1? What is he doing in this setting?

8. How does Amy describe the beginning of her relationship with Keith in Section 2, Chapter 20?

9. How is Dorrigo's relationship with Tom described in the beginning of the novel?

10. How is Rooster MacNeice's relationship with the book Mein Kampf described in Section 3, Chapter 3?

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