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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Stephen give Sachi in this second visit?
(a) A drawing of the beach.
(b) A painting of her house.
(c) A portrait of herself.
(d) A painting of the garden.

2. Why doesn't Sachi hide at Matsu's house?
(a) She is angry.
(b) She thinks Stephen is entering.
(c) She is tired of hiding.
(d) She doesn't hear anyone enter.

3. To whom does Stephen give a miniature pine tree in a clay planter?
(a) Keiko.
(b) Sachi.
(c) His mother.
(d) Matsu.

4. What does Stephen learn during his father's second visit, which occurs in December of 1937?
(a) That his mother has been ill.
(b) That his father has another child with a Japanese woman.
(c) That his father had a 12-year affair with a Japanese woman.
(d) That his mistress died a year ago.

5. Who is Keiko with when Stephen first sees her?
(a) An unidentified woman.
(b) No one.
(c) Her father.
(d) Her sister.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Stephen first feel when seeing the condition of afflicted villagers?

2. Why does Sachi say Tomoko contracted leprosy?

3. What, according to Sachi, is true about Sachi and Tomoko as children?

4. Where does Stephen see the "nicest Christmas tree I ever had"?

5. Who does Stephen say he is happy to discover he will spend New Year's with?

Short Essay Questions

1. What activities surround Fumiko's arrival?

2. Why is the fishing knife of great importance to Matsu?

3. How does Sachi incorporate flowers in her garden?

4. Describe the relationship between Stephen and his father in the beginning of the book.

5. How do Stephen and Keiko's father interact when they meet in the village after Kenzo's burial?

6. How is Setsbun celebrated?

7. Explain how the war is impacting Stephen.

8. What is Stephen's physical condition when he first arrives at the beach house in Tarumi?

9. Why is the painting of the garden of importance to Stephen?

10. How does Stephen feel about traveling to Tarumi?

(see the answer keys)

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