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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. Why does Stephen have memories of Matsu from childhood?
(a) Stephen's father once worked with Matsu.
(b) Their fathers are friends.
(c) Matsu once worked for Stephen's family.
(d) They are distant cousins.

2. What does Matsu reveal about his younger sister while he is in Yamaguchi with Stephen?
(a) She was taken by leprosy.
(b) She was a healer.
(c) She died giving birth to a son.
(d) She died of tuberculosis.

3. Who does Stephen travel to Kobe with?
(a) His father.
(b) Henry.
(c) Ching.
(d) Penelope.

4. Why is Stephen embarrassed by his body?
(a) He feels it is very weak.
(b) He is pale.
(c) He has lost a great deal of weight.
(d) He has pock marks from his illness.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What gift does Matsu give Stephen after the visit to Yamaguchi?

2. What is Stephen's reaction to his father's visit to Tamuri in October of 1937?

3. What item is found in Matsu's garden?

4. How does Stephen get to Kobe?

5. Who says, "A Japanese woman would never do such a thing," and to whom is that person referring?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe a daruma doll.

2. How does Stephen feel about traveling to Tarumi?

3. What does Stephen think of Matsu when they initially meet?

4. How did Tomoko's death bring Sachi and Matsu closer?

5. How does the removal of Sachi's scarf indicate her growing closeness to Stephen?

6. Why does Stephen go to see Sachi after her argument with Kenzo?

7. How does Stephen feel about making friends with people once he is settled in the beach house?

8. What does Stephen think about the impact of the war?

9. Describe the relationship between Kenzo, Matsu, and Sachi when Stephen first meets Kenzo.

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

(see the answer keys)

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