The Samurai's Garden Test | Final Test - Easy

Gail Tsukiyama
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Sachi's impression of Matsu when they first met?
(a) He seemed anxious.
(b) He seemed at peace.
(c) He seemed overly serious.
(d) He seemed very angry.

2. What is Matsu's response to what Stephen tells him about Keiko as the two men work in the garden?
(a) Things that are meant to be will be.
(b) He says that Stephen will forget her in time.
(c) It doesn't mean that she wasn't important in his life.
(d) That one should never give up on love.

3. To whose grave does Matsu take an offering?
(a) Tomoko's.
(b) Kenzo's.
(c) Fumiko's.
(d) Hiro's.

4. Stephen says he feels like his new life has ended. What does he say he has returned to?
(a) The oppressive heat of a Chinese summer.
(b) The lonliness of an unwelcome visitor.
(c) The solitude of the sick.
(d) The time of sickness, sleeping late and doing little.

5. What he visits in June of 1938, what does Stephen's father suggest?
(a) That he visit Stephen for the O-bon festival.
(b) That Matsu should bring Stephen to the O-bon festival.
(c) That Stephen should visit during the Plum Rains.
(d) That Stephen spend the holiday in Kobe.

6. What does the letter say Penelope feels about donating money for the refuges?
(a) Money could feed all the refugees.
(b) It is the responsibility of every Japanese citizen to give money.
(c) It's not enough to donate money.
(d) Money could build a hospital for the refugees.

7. What are the Plum Rains?
(a) Six weeks of festivals that travel from town to town.
(b) A harvest festival at the Tama shrine.
(c) Six weeks of rain.
(d) A Japanese form of poetry.

8. What does Stephen say he did at the celebration in Yamaguchi?
(a) Drank too much sake and fell asleep.
(b) Watched Sachi and Matsu.
(c) Stayed back and observed.
(d) Drank too much sake and sang loudly.

9. Who tells about the 1923 event that destroyed all the houses and left many dead?
(a) Hiro.
(b) Sachi.
(c) Akio.
(d) Matsu.

10. What does Stephen have with him when Keiko finds him on the day she pays him a visit in March of 1938?
(a) A letter.
(b) A Japense book of poetry.
(c) A sketch pad.
(d) A daruma doll.

11. What does the letter Stephen receives indicate his mother thinks about his staying in Japan?
(a) She thinks it's disloyal for him to remain in Japan.
(b) She thinks Henry should join him in Japan.
(c) She thinks it is best for him to remain in Japan.
(d) She thinks it might be unsafe for him to remain in Japan.

12. What is the Kerria plant a sign of when it blooms late in the year?
(a) Bad luck.
(b) A good harvest.
(c) Good luck.
(d) A harsh rain season.

13. What dream does Stephen record in his journal?
(a) Of the Japanese Army invading Yamaguchi.
(b) Of Pie handing out bandages to the lepers.
(c) Of his parents having tea with Sachi.
(d) Of Keiko and Pie building houses in Yamaguchi.

14. What promise does Keiko make to Stephen when he walks her halfway home in March?
(a) That she will meet him by the beach.
(b) That her father will hurt her if they speak again.
(c) That she'll return.
(d) That this is the last time she will speak to him.

15. What does Sachi say Tanka should not have saved after the fire destroys Tanka's home?
(a) Magazines.
(b) Her photos.
(c) The old cat.
(d) Books.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Sachi refer to as "one of the small miracles of life"?

2. What does Keiko do when Stephen asks her to meet him at the shrine?

3. What dampens Stephen's enjoyment on the walk to Yamaguchi?

4. Where has Matsu been when he returns to the beach house?

5. What does Sachi say was Kenzo's reaction when Sachi first told him she had leprosy?

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