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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does the letter Stephen receives say about his mother's mood?
(a) She is depressed.
(b) She is in a bad mood.
(c) She is confused.
(d) She is delusional.
2. Where has Matsu been when he returns to the beach house?
(a) The teahouse.
(b) Helping Sachi.
(c) The funeral.
(d) Mailing Stephen's letters.
3. How does Keiko address her father's behavior to Stephen?
(a) She blames Stephen for provoking her father.
(b) She blames his anger on the war.
(c) She ignores the issue.
(d) She apologizes.
4. How does Stephen respond to Keiko's addressing of her father's behavior?
(a) He is saddened by her behavior.
(b) He says her understands due to the war.
(c) He pushes her to discuss the issue.
(d) He gets angry at her attitude.
5. What is the Kerria plant a sign of when it blooms late in the year?
(a) A good harvest.
(b) Bad luck.
(c) A harsh rain season.
(d) Good luck.
6. To what is Tomoko referring when she tells Matsu that she doesn't want "to live like this"?
(a) Apart from him.
(b) Apart from Kenzo.
(c) A life with leprosy.
(d) In Yamaguchi.
7. What happens when Stephen walks Keiko home after her visit in March of 1938?
(a) She allows him to kiss her.
(b) She tells Stephen to stay away.
(c) Her father discovers them and is angry.
(d) She kisses him and tells him to stay away from her family.
8. How does Sachi say Kenzo learned about her living in Yamaguchi with Matsu's help?
(a) He learned from a teahouse patron.
(b) Because Matsu sent many supplies to the people in Yamaguchi.
(c) Sachi's father.
(d) He noticed that Matsu made many trips to Yamaguchi.
9. What does Stephen say about the celebration of the rebuilt houses in Yamaguchi?
(a) He doesn't understand the people's exuberance.
(b) It was bittersweet.
(c) It was the best in his life.
(d) He doesn't understand the symbolism.
10. What object does Tomoko ask Matsu to bring to her after she is afflicted with leprosy?
(a) Rocks for her garden.
(b) Her father's fishing knife.
(c) A pen and paper.
(d) His father's fishing net.
11. What is said about the shantytowns by Pie in her letter?
(a) They are sorely in need of money.
(b) The are a blight on the landscape of a once proud nation.
(c) They are the last refuge of the desparate.
(d) They are filled with cardboard houses and people who are sick.
12. How do Matsu and Stephen arrive at Sachi's when they go to visit in September of 1938?
(a) With hesitation.
(b) Muddy and tired.
(c) With arms full of vegetables.
(d) Singing boldly.
13. Why did Sachi's father take her to shrines after her diagnosis with leprosy?
(a) To purify her.
(b) To atone for her sins.
(c) As penance for having failed the family.
(d) To pray for healing.
14. What does Stephen say about returning to Hong Kong in his July, 1938 letters to his sister and mother?
(a) He says he wants to stay in Tarumi.
(b) He asks if he is needed.
(c) He no longer mentions the possibility.
(d) He says he will return only after the war ends.
15. How old was Sachi when she became engaged to Kenzo?
(d) Her age is not mentioned.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Keiko tell Stephen when they meet at the beach in September of 1938?
2. What promise does Keiko make to Stephen when he walks her halfway home in March?
3. What does Sachi refer to as "one of the small miracles of life"?
4. To whose grave does Matsu take an offering?
5. What is part of the reason that Stephen says that time has slowed to a crawl?
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