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 does Stephen say about returning to Hong Kong in his July, 1938 letters to his sister and mother?
(a) He no longer mentions the possibility.
(b) He says he will return only after the war ends.
(c) He says he wants to stay in Tarumi.
(d) He asks if he is needed.

2. What do the old men that Stephen sees in Tarumi agree upon?
(a) That the war will end soon.
(b) That the Japanese Army is destined to win the war.
(c) That the war should end before more Japanese are killed.
(d) That the Chinese should end the war to limit their losses.

3. What tragedy befalls Keiko's family?
(a) Her father dies suddenly.
(b) Their house burns.
(c) Her brother is killed in the war.
(d) Her sister drowns.

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

5. What event in 1923 destroyed all the houses and left many dead?
(a) A hurricane.
(b) An earthquake.
(c) A fire.
(d) An attack.

6. Where do Stephen and Matsu spend the night after they help fight the fire in Yamaguchi?
(a) Hiro's house.
(b) Sachi's house.
(c) Michiko's house.
(d) Outside in Sachi's garden.

7. What does Sachi refer to as "one of the small miracles of life"?
(a) Sunsets.
(b) Babies.
(c) Balloon flowers.
(d) Sunrises.

8. What is part of the reason that Stephen says that time has slowed to a crawl?
(a) Kenzo's death has affected Matsu.
(b) He doesn't see much of Sachi and Keiko.
(c) News of the war has taken a toll on everyone.
(d) Kenzo's death has affected Stephen.

9. What does the Summer: June through July 1938 chapter say that Stephen is doing that prevents him from journal writing?
(a) Finishing a drawing of Yamaguchi.
(b) Helping Matsu in his garden.
(c) Helping Sachi in her garden.
(d) Rebuilding homes in Yamaguchi.

10. How does Matsu react when he and Stephen walk by Kenzo's teahouse for the first time after Kenzo's death?
(a) He starts talking about Tomoko.
(b) He stops in front of it and stands silently.
(c) He quickens his pace.
(d) He stares straight ahead without looking at it.

11. What did Sachi's father hope would happen after she contracted leprosy?
(a) That the government would send help.
(b) That she would take her own life and restore the family honor.
(c) That the rest of the family would be spared.
(d) That she would regain enough health to live a purposeful life.

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

13. Who does Sachi say was Matsu's opposite?
(a) Hiro.
(b) Kenzo.
(c) Tomoko.
(d) Sachi.

14. To what is Tomoko referring when she tells Matsu that she doesn't want "to live like this"?
(a) In Yamaguchi.
(b) Apart from him.
(c) Apart from Kenzo.
(d) A life with leprosy.

15. What does Stephen's mother recommend in her May, 1938 letter to him?
(a) That Henry and Anne should go to Tarumi.
(b) That he should return home to China.
(c) That he should stay in Tarumi.
(d) That Pie should go to Tarumi.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Penelope do for the Red Cross?

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

3. What does Stephen say about the celebration of the rebuilt houses in Yamaguchi?

4. What is the mood surrounding Stephen's visit to the Tama shrine?

5. How do Matsu and Stephen arrive at Sachi's when they go to visit in September of 1938?

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