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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 does Stephen work with to put out the fire?
2. What effect does Matsu say Tomoko's illness had on their relationship?
(a) They grew more distant.
(b) It allowed them to speak of things they had not spoken of.
(c) They grew closer.
(d) It became strained.
3. Who tells about the 1923 event that destroyed all the houses and left many dead?
4. What object does Tomoko ask Matsu to bring to her after she is afflicted with leprosy?
(a) A pen and paper.
(b) Her father's fishing knife.
(c) Rocks for her garden.
(d) His father's fishing net.
5. Why does Stephen say something has changed between himself and Keiko?
(a) Her anger and bitterness have lessened.
(b) They are more intimate because she watched him sleep.
(c) They are friendly again because they shared a picnic.
(d) There is an awkwardness he doesn't understand.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Keiko tell Stephen when they meet at the beach in September of 1938?
2. Why did Sachi's father take her to shrines after her diagnosis with leprosy?
3. What is Matsu's response to what Stephen tells him about Keiko as the two men work in the garden?
4. What is the Kerria plant a sign of when it blooms late in the year?
5. What dream does Stephen record in his journal?
Short Essay Questions
1. What information does Stephen get from Penelope's letter?
2. Compare Matsu and Tomoko as teenagers.
3. What is the significance of the conversation Stephen and Keiko have on the beach?
4. Describe Matsu's behavior at Sachi's house.
5. How does Sachi incorporate flowers in her garden?
6. Does Stephen feel that he is at danger from the war?
7. How does Sachi change after Michiko's death?
8. Who is Sumiko?
9. What do Stephen's lack of journal entries due to rebuilding in Yamaguchi indicate?
10. Why does Penelope work for the Red Cross?
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