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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. When does Stephen see the fishing knife that belonged to Matsu's and Tomoko's father?
(a) At Sachi's, when she tells him her story.
(b) At Kenzo's teahouse, where it sits behind the bar.
(c) In Yamaguchi, where Matsu points to a leper who uses it.
(d) After they return from Yamaguchi, he sees Matsu sharpening it.
2. To whose grave does Matsu take an offering?
3. What does Stephen's father tell him his parents agree on when he visits in June of 1938?
(a) That their marriage is over.
(b) Pie should come to Tarumi.
(c) Stephen should stay in Tarumi through the summer.
(d) Stephen should return to Hong Kong.
4. 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 China's sudden resurgence.
(c) Of the Japanese Army's declaration of success.
(d) Of the Japanese Army's invasion of China.
5. What event in 1923 destroyed all the houses and left many dead?
(a) A hurricane.
(b) A fire.
(c) An attack.
(d) An earthquake.
6. What effect does Matsu say Tomoko's illness had on their relationship?
(a) They grew closer.
(b) They grew more distant.
(c) It allowed them to speak of things they had not spoken of.
(d) It became strained.
7. What does Stephen's mother recommend in her May, 1938 letter to him?
(a) That Henry and Anne should go to Tarumi.
(b) That Pie should go to Tarumi.
(c) That he should return home to China.
(d) That he should stay in Tarumi.
8. What does Matsu tell Stephen he can hope for when he looks back on his life?
(a) To leave with all debts paid.
(b) That he loved and had been loved.
(c) That everything happened for a reason.
(d) That he has no regrets.
9. 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.
10. How does Stephen say Keiko's visit affected him?
(a) He is lonelier since her visit.
(b) He is happier since he saw her.
(c) He is angry every time he recalls her visit.
(d) He is more confused than ever.
11. 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.
12. What does Stephen's mother's letter tell him about her plans in the letter he receives in May of 1938?
(a) That she will not travel until the war is over.
(b) That she is expecting Pie home on leave from the Red Cross.
(c) That she and Pie might visit Henry and Anne.
(d) That she is going to visit his father in Kobe.
13. What does Penelope do for the Red Cross?
(a) Rolls bandages and sorts clothes.
(b) She cooks for the wounded and refugees.
(c) She brings food and clothing to the refugees.
(d) She is a nurse.
14. When does Stephen's mother say that she and Pie will come to visit in her May, 1938 letter?
(a) She says they will come before the war ends.
(b) She says they will arrive in one week.
(c) She says it's best if they don't visit.
(d) She says they will come after the war.
15. What does Matsu tell Stephen about Sachi as a child?
(a) That she could sleep until noon.
(b) That she had a gift with animals.
(c) That she had a gift with plants.
(d) That she had great energy.
Short Answer Questions
1. How do Matsu and Stephen arrive at Sachi's when they go to visit in September of 1938?
2. What dampens Stephen's enjoyment on the walk to Yamaguchi?
3. Who dies in the Summer: June through July, 1938 chapter?
4. Who does Stephen refer to when he notes that they will never "drift away from each other"?
5. What does Stephen note about the garden when he and Matsu return from Yamaguchi?
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