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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is Tomoko's reaction when Matsu tells her about Yamaguchi?
(b) She tells him to leave her alone.
(c) She doesn't listen.
2. What does Stephen say he did at the celebration in Yamaguchi?
(a) Drank too much sake and sang loudly.
(b) Watched Sachi and Matsu.
(c) Stayed back and observed.
(d) Drank too much sake and fell asleep.
3. What is part of the reason that Stephen says that time has slowed to a crawl?
(a) Kenzo's death has affected Matsu.
(b) News of the war has taken a toll on everyone.
(c) Kenzo's death has affected Stephen.
(d) He doesn't see much of Sachi and Keiko.
4. What tragedy befalls Keiko's family?
(a) Her sister drowns.
(b) Their house burns.
(c) Her brother is killed in the war.
(d) Her father dies suddenly.
5. What object does Tomoko ask Matsu to bring to her after she is afflicted with leprosy?
(a) Her father's fishing knife.
(b) His father's fishing net.
(c) A pen and paper.
(d) Rocks for her garden.
6. Who tells about the 1923 event that destroyed all the houses and left many dead?
7. What does the Summer: June through July 1938 chapter say that Stephen is doing that prevents him from journal writing?
(a) Helping Sachi in her garden.
(b) Finishing a drawing of Yamaguchi.
(c) Rebuilding homes in Yamaguchi.
(d) Helping Matsu in his garden.
8. Stephen says he feels like his new life has ended. What does he say he has returned to?
(a) The time of sickness, sleeping late and doing little.
(b) The lonliness of an unwelcome visitor.
(c) The solitude of the sick.
(d) The oppressive heat of a Chinese summer.
9. What promise does Keiko make to Stephen when he walks her halfway home in March?
(a) That this is the last time she will speak to him.
(b) That she will meet him by the beach.
(c) That her father will hurt her if they speak again.
(d) That she'll return.
10. Who does Stephen refer to when he notes that they will never "drift away from each other"?
(a) Matsu and Sachi.
(b) Stephen and Pie.
(c) Matsu and Stephen.
(d) Stephen and Keiko.
11. Who does Stephen refer to as "master of the house" in the journal entry about his September, 1938 visit?
(a) His father.
(c) Keiko's father.
12. What is the Kerria plant a sign of when it blooms late in the year?
(a) Bad luck.
(b) A harsh rain season.
(c) A good harvest.
(d) Good luck.
13. When does Stephen see the fishing knife that belonged to Matsu's and Tomoko's father?
(a) In Yamaguchi, where Matsu points to a leper who uses it.
(b) After they return from Yamaguchi, he sees Matsu sharpening it.
(c) At Kenzo's teahouse, where it sits behind the bar.
(d) At Sachi's, when she tells him her story.
14. What he visits in June of 1938, what does Stephen's father suggest?
(a) That Stephen spend the holiday in Kobe.
(b) That he visit Stephen for the O-bon festival.
(c) That Matsu should bring Stephen to the O-bon festival.
(d) That Stephen should visit during the Plum Rains.
15. Where does Keiko's family go in September of 1938?
(a) To the teahouse.
(b) To the beach.
(c) To visit her mother's family.
(d) To the Tama shrine.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Stephen have with him when Keiko finds him on the day she pays him a visit in March of 1938?
2. What does Matsu tell Stephen he can hope for when he looks back on his life?
3. What does Stephen's mother recommend in her May, 1938 letter to him?
4. What story does Sachi's caregiver in Yamaguchi tell her?
5. What does Penelope do for the Red Cross?
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