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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 object does Tomoko ask Matsu to bring to her after she is afflicted with leprosy?
(a) Rocks for her garden.
(b) His father's fishing net.
(c) A pen and paper.
(d) Her father's fishing knife.

2. What effect does Matsu say Tomoko's illness had on their relationship?
(a) They grew closer.
(b) It allowed them to speak of things they had not spoken of.
(c) They grew more distant.
(d) It became strained.

3. Why does Stephen say he feels cheated?
(a) He did not get to work in Sachi's garden as planned.
(b) He didn't get to thank Sachi properly for sharing her story.
(c) He resents the time spent on rebuilding the houses.
(d) Matsu interrupted Sachi's story.

4. What does Matsu tell Stephen he can hope for when he looks back on his life?
(a) That he has no regrets.
(b) That he loved and had been loved.
(c) To leave with all debts paid.
(d) That everything happened for a reason.

5. What do Stephen and his father seek to discuss on the June, 1938 visit?
(a) Non-controversial topics.
(b) Bringing Stephen into the business.
(c) Stephen's mother.
(d) Stephen's siblings..

Short Answer Questions

1. Who tells about the 1923 event that destroyed all the houses and left many dead?

2. To whose grave does Matsu take an offering?

3. What does Stephen say about returning to Hong Kong in his July, 1938 letters to his sister and mother?

4. Where do Stephen and Matsu spend the night after they help fight the fire in Yamaguchi?

5. How old was Sachi when she became engaged to Kenzo?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the readers know about the relationship between Fumiko and Matsu?

2. How does Sachi incorporate flowers in her garden?

3. What do Stephen's lack of journal entries due to rebuilding in Yamaguchi indicate?

4. How does Keiko feel about her father's behavior?

5. What is the significance of the conversation Stephen and Keiko have on the beach?

6. Why aren't there any journal entries for a month after Kenzo's funeral?

7. What does Stephen discover Matsu doing with his father's fishing knife and why is it important?

8. Does Stephen feel that he is at danger from the war?

9. How does Stephen feel when Matsu walks in and interrupts Sachi's story?

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

(see the answer keys)

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