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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. Who is there when Stephen regains consciousness after being hit by the wave?
(a) His father.
(b) Kenzo.
(c) Sachi.
(d) Keiko.

2. What does Stephen say to Sachi about her argument with Kenzo?
(a) He tells her she deserves better.
(b) He recommends talking to Kenzo.
(c) He thinks that Kenzo, Matsu, and Sachi will work it out.
(d) He doesn't mention it.

3. Where does Stephen first see Keiko?
(a) At the local market.
(b) In Matsu's garden.
(c) In her father's home.
(d) At the beach.

4. What item is found in Matsu's garden?
(a) A fish pond.
(b) An aromatic purple flower.
(c) A cherry tree.
(d) A colorful array of vegetables.

5. Why doesn't Stephen's father accompany him to Tarumi?
(a) He must fight with the army.
(b) The illness of Stephen's mother requires him to return home.
(c) He has contracted tuberculosis.
(d) The war has become as issue for his business.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why doesn't Stephen ask Matsu to go along on his visit to Sachi?

2. Who is the person who meets Stephen at the train station in Tarumi?

3. How do Stephen and Sachi acknowledge each other outside the temple after Kenzo's funeral?

4. Who is Tomoko?

5. Why did Kenzo stay in Tarumi?

Short Essay Questions

1. What conflicting accounts of the war does Stephen hear?

2. How does Stephen describe Matsu's garden?

3. How does Stephen react to the news in his mother's November,1937 letter?

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

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

6. Why does Stephen lie to his mother?

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

8. Describe Sachi's garden.

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

10. What agreement do Stephen's parents seem to come to after his father's visit?

(see the answer keys)

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