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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 effect does Matsu say Tomoko's illness had on their relationship?
(a) They grew closer.
(b) They grew more distant.
(c) It became strained.
(d) It allowed them to speak of things they had not spoken of.
2. What do the old men that Stephen sees in Tarumi agree upon?
(a) That the war will end soon.
(b) That the Japanese Army is destined to win the war.
(c) That the war should end before more Japanese are killed.
(d) That the Chinese should end the war to limit their losses.
3. What dampens Stephen's enjoyment on the walk to Yamaguchi?
(a) The dismal weather.
(b) Thoughts of his parents' marriage.
(c) Keiko's father's feelings towards him.
(d) His fear that he may return to Hong Kong.
4. What reports does Stephen record about the war in his May 15th, 1938 journal entry?
(a) Of the Japanese Army's declaration of success.
(b) Of the Japanese Army's invasion of China.
(c) Of the defeat of the Japanese army in Hong Kong.
(d) Of China's sudden resurgence.
5. What does Stephen's father tell him his parents agree on when he visits in June of 1938?
(a) Stephen should return to Hong Kong.
(b) Pie should come to Tarumi.
(c) Stephen should stay in Tarumi through the summer.
(d) That their marriage is over.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Sachi respond to the way Matsu and Stephen arrive at her house?
2. What does Stephen have with him when Keiko finds him on the day she pays him a visit in March of 1938?
3. Where do Stephen and Matsu spend the night after they help fight the fire in Yamaguchi?
4. To what is Tomoko referring when she tells Matsu that she doesn't want "to live like this"?
5. What does Sachi say Matsu told her when he discovered she ran away rather than take her own life?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Keiko feel about her father's behavior?
2. How does Stephen feel when Matsu walks in and interrupts Sachi's story?
3. Describe Stephen's visit with his father.
4. Why is the fishing knife of great importance to Matsu?
5. What is the tone of Keiko's meeting with Stephen at the shrine?
6. What is the significance of the conversation Stephen and Keiko have on the beach?
7. Who is Sumiko?
8. What activities surround Fumiko's arrival?
9. How does Matsu feel about his sister's decision to deal with her disease?
10. What do the readers know about the relationship between Fumiko and Matsu?
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