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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Stephen think might be the reason that Keiko's father hates him?
(a) Ancient family grievances.
(b) Protection of his daughter.
(c) His dislike of Matsu.
(d) Fear of the Chinese.
2. 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) The are a blight on the landscape of a once proud nation.
(d) They are filled with cardboard houses and people who are sick.
3. What he visits in June of 1938, what does Stephen's father suggest?
(a) That Stephen spend the holiday in Kobe.
(b) That Matsu should bring Stephen to the O-bon festival.
(c) That he visit Stephen for the O-bon festival.
(d) That Stephen should visit during the Plum Rains.
4. What does Stephen tell Matsu about Keiko as the two men work in the garden?
(a) That he is meeting her soon.
(b) That he regrets their time together.
(c) That he's never felt this close to another person.
(d) That he won't be seeing her anymore.
5. What does Stephen say he did at the celebration in Yamaguchi?
(a) Watched Sachi and Matsu.
(b) Drank too much sake and sang loudly.
(c) Drank too much sake and fell asleep.
(d) Stayed back and observed.
6. What did Sachi's father hope would happen after she contracted leprosy?
(a) That she would regain enough health to live a purposeful life.
(b) That the government would send help.
(c) That the rest of the family would be spared.
(d) That she would take her own life and restore the family honor.
7. How does Sachi respond to the way Matsu and Stephen arrive at her house?
(a) With gratitude.
(b) She tells them to come inside.
(c) She laughs.
(d) She smiles, but is confused.
8. Who does Stephen work with to put out the fire?
9. How does Stephen say Keiko's visit affected him?
(a) He is angry every time he recalls her visit.
(b) He is lonelier since her visit.
(c) He is happier since he saw her.
(d) He is more confused than ever.
10. What are Stephen's feelings surrounding Penelope's war efforts?
(a) He understands her need to help.
(b) He commends her bravery.
(c) He feels guilty that she is there while he is in Japan.
(d) He resents that she spends her life in this way.
11. What does Penelope do for the Red Cross?
(a) She cooks for the wounded and refugees.
(b) She brings food and clothing to the refugees.
(c) Rolls bandages and sorts clothes.
(d) She is a nurse.
12. What does Sachi refer to as "one of the small miracles of life"?
(d) Balloon flowers.
13. What does Stephen suggest in his letter to his mother?
(a) That he should return home to China.
(b) That she should come to Tarumi.
(c) That he should stay in Tarumi.
(d) That Pie should come to Tarumi.
14. What does the letter Stephen receives indicate his mother thinks about his staying in Japan?
(a) She thinks Henry should join him in Japan.
(b) She thinks it might be unsafe for him to remain in Japan.
(c) She thinks it is best for him to remain in Japan.
(d) She thinks it's disloyal for him to remain in Japan.
15. 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 asks if he is needed.
(d) He says he wants to stay in Tarumi.
Short Answer Questions
1. When does Stephen's mother say that she and Pie will come to visit in her May, 1938 letter?
2. What does Stephen's father tell him his parents agree on when he visits in June of 1938?
3. What does the Summer: June through July 1938 chapter say that Stephen is doing that prevents him from journal writing?
4. What does Sachi say Tanka should not have saved after the fire destroys Tanka's home?
5. What promise does Keiko make to Stephen when he walks her halfway home in March?
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