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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What do Stephen and his father seek to discuss on the June, 1938 visit?
(a) Non-controversial topics.
(b) Stephen's mother.
(c) Bringing Stephen into the business.
(d) Stephen's siblings..
2. How does Sachi respond to the way Matsu and Stephen arrive at her house?
(a) She smiles, but is confused.
(b) She tells them to come inside.
(c) She laughs.
(d) With gratitude.
3. What does Stephen have with him when Keiko finds him on the day she pays him a visit in March of 1938?
(a) A sketch pad.
(b) A Japense book of poetry.
(c) A daruma doll.
(d) A letter.
4. What dampens Stephen's enjoyment on the walk to Yamaguchi?
(a) His fear that he may return to Hong Kong.
(b) Keiko's father's feelings towards him.
(c) The dismal weather.
(d) Thoughts of his parents' marriage.
5. What is said about the shantytowns by Pie in her letter?
(a) They are sorely in need of money.
(b) They are the last refuge of the desparate.
(c) They are filled with cardboard houses and people who are sick.
(d) The are a blight on the landscape of a once proud nation.
6. Why does Stephen say he feels cheated?
(a) Matsu interrupted Sachi's story.
(b) He did not get to work in Sachi's garden as planned.
(c) He didn't get to thank Sachi properly for sharing her story.
(d) He resents the time spent on rebuilding the houses.
7. 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.
8. How do Matsu and Stephen arrive at Sachi's when they go to visit in September of 1938?
(a) With arms full of vegetables.
(b) Muddy and tired.
(c) With hesitation.
(d) Singing boldly.
9. What is Tomoko's reaction when Matsu tells her about Yamaguchi?
(c) She doesn't listen.
(d) She tells him to leave her alone.
10. What are Stephen's feelings surrounding Penelope's war efforts?
(a) He resents that she spends her life in this way.
(b) He understands her need to help.
(c) He feels guilty that she is there while he is in Japan.
(d) He commends her bravery.
11. What does Sachi say Matsu told her when he discovered she ran away rather than take her own life?
(a) My soul is grateful you could not act.
(b) There is a place you can go.
(c) It takes more courage to live than to die.
(d) One sister lost is enough.
12. 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 says he will return only after the war ends.
(c) He no longer mentions the possibility.
(d) He asks if he is needed.
13. What does Matsu tell Stephen he can hope for when he looks back on his life?
(a) That he has no regrets.
(b) That everything happened for a reason.
(c) To leave with all debts paid.
(d) That he loved and had been loved.
14. How old was Sachi when she became engaged to Kenzo?
(d) Her age is not mentioned.
15. What event in 1923 destroyed all the houses and left many dead?
(a) An attack.
(b) An earthquake.
(c) A fire.
(d) A hurricane.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Stephen note about the garden when he and Matsu return from Yamaguchi?
2. What do the old men that Stephen sees in Tarumi agree upon?
3. What does Sachi say Tanka should not have saved after the fire destroys Tanka's home?
4. How does Stephen respond to Keiko's addressing of her father's behavior?
5. What happens when Stephen walks Keiko home after her visit in March of 1938?
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