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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who sends Stephen a letter that says Penelope is working with the Red Cross?
(a) His mother.
2. What does the letter Stephen receives indicate his mother thinks about his staying in Japan?
(a) She thinks it is best for him to remain in Japan.
(b) She thinks it might be unsafe for him to remain in Japan.
(c) She thinks it's disloyal for him to remain in Japan.
(d) She thinks Henry should join him in Japan.
3. What reports does Stephen record about the war in his May 15th, 1938 journal entry?
(a) Of the defeat of the Japanese army in Hong Kong.
(b) Of the Japanese Army's declaration of success.
(c) Of China's sudden resurgence.
(d) Of the Japanese Army's invasion of China.
4. How does Keiko say her father has brought shame to the family?
(a) By requiring her to speak to Stephen on the family's behalf.
(b) By letting her brother fight in an unjust war.
(c) By alllowing Stephen to provoke him.
(d) By being rude.
5. What is part of the reason that Stephen says that time has slowed to a crawl?
(a) He doesn't see much of Sachi and Keiko.
(b) News of the war has taken a toll on everyone.
(c) Kenzo's death has affected Matsu.
(d) Kenzo's death has affected Stephen.
6. 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 solitude of the sick.
(c) The oppressive heat of a Chinese summer.
(d) The lonliness of an unwelcome visitor.
7. What story does Sachi's caregiver in Yamaguchi tell her?
(a) About the lady at the temple.
(b) About the pearl diver and her family.
(c) About the leper who saved her child.
(d) About the fire that killed her family.
8. Who does Stephen refer to when he notes that they will never "drift away from each other"?
(a) Stephen and Pie.
(b) Matsu and Sachi.
(c) Matsu and Stephen.
(d) Stephen and Keiko.
9. 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 she would take her own life and restore the family honor.
(c) That the government would send help.
(d) That the rest of the family would be spared.
10. 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 smiles, but is confused.
(d) She laughs.
11. What does Keiko do when Stephen asks her to meet him at the shrine?
(a) Says he brings shame on her family.
(b) Begs him to leave her alone.
(c) Looks in his eyes and nods.
(d) Touches his hand when no one is looking and leaves.
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 asks if he is needed.
(c) He no longer mentions the possibility.
(d) He says he will return only after the war ends.
13. 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 Chinese should end the war to limit their losses.
(d) That the war should end before more Japanese are killed.
14. What is the mood surrounding Stephen's visit to the Tama shrine?
15. What does Stephen think might be the reason that Keiko's father hates him?
(a) Protection of his daughter.
(b) His dislike of Matsu.
(c) Fear of the Chinese.
(d) Ancient family grievances.
Short Answer Questions
1. What event in 1923 destroyed all the houses and left many dead?
2. How does Stephen say Keiko's visit affected him?
3. What happens when Stephen walks Keiko home after her visit in March of 1938?
4. What does Stephen note about the garden when he and Matsu return from Yamaguchi?
5. What tragedy befalls Keiko's family?
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