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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. To whose grave does Matsu take an offering?
2. What does Keiko tell Stephen when they meet at the beach in September of 1938?
(a) That she is sorry for how she has behaved.
(b) That she won't be able to see him any more.
(c) That she will meet him there in three days.
(d) That she must leave with her family.
3. Who does Sachi say was Matsu's opposite?
4. Who dies in the Summer: June through July, 1938 chapter?
5. What does the letter Stephen receives say about his mother's mood?
(a) She is delusional.
(b) She is in a bad mood.
(c) She is confused.
(d) She is depressed.
6. What does Sachi say was Kenzo's reaction when Sachi first told him she had leprosy?
(a) He wept openly.
(b) He walked away and never returned.
(c) He raged at God.
(d) He promised to care for her.
7. When does Stephen's mother say that she and Pie will come to visit in her May, 1938 letter?
(a) She says it's best if they don't visit.
(b) She says they will arrive in one week.
(c) She says they will come before the war ends.
(d) She says they will come after the war.
8. What is Matsu's response to what Stephen tells him about Keiko as the two men work in the garden?
(a) He says that Stephen will forget her in time.
(b) Things that are meant to be will be.
(c) It doesn't mean that she wasn't important in his life.
(d) That one should never give up on love.
9. What are the Plum Rains?
(a) A harvest festival at the Tama shrine.
(b) Six weeks of rain.
(c) Six weeks of festivals that travel from town to town.
(d) A Japanese form of poetry.
10. What does Stephen say about the celebration of the rebuilt houses in Yamaguchi?
(a) He doesn't understand the people's exuberance.
(b) He doesn't understand the symbolism.
(c) It was bittersweet.
(d) It was the best in his life.
11. How does Keiko address her father's behavior to Stephen?
(a) She blames his anger on the war.
(b) She apologizes.
(c) She ignores the issue.
(d) She blames Stephen for provoking her father.
12. What does Stephen have with him when Keiko finds him on the day she pays him a visit in March of 1938?
(a) A letter.
(b) A daruma doll.
(c) A Japense book of poetry.
(d) A sketch pad.
13. What does the Summer: June through July 1938 chapter say that Stephen is doing that prevents him from journal writing?
(a) Finishing a drawing of Yamaguchi.
(b) Helping Sachi in her garden.
(c) Rebuilding homes in Yamaguchi.
(d) Helping Matsu in his garden.
14. What dampens Stephen's enjoyment on the walk to Yamaguchi?
(a) Keiko's father's feelings towards him.
(b) The dismal weather.
(c) His fear that he may return to Hong Kong.
(d) Thoughts of his parents' marriage.
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. Where does Keiko find Stephen when she heads to Matsu's to visit?
2. What effect does Matsu say Tomoko's illness had on their relationship?
3. What does the letter Stephen receives indicate his mother thinks about his staying in Japan?
4. When does Stephen see the fishing knife that belonged to Matsu's and Tomoko's father?
5. What is the mood surrounding Stephen's visit to the Tama shrine?
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