The Samurai's Garden Test | Final Test - Hard

Gail Tsukiyama
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Keiko find Stephen when she heads to Matsu's to visit?

2. Why did Sachi's father take her to shrines after her diagnosis with leprosy?

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

4. What was Sachi's impression of Matsu when they first met?

5. What does Stephen have with him when Keiko finds him on the day she pays him a visit in March of 1938?

Short Essay Questions

1. What activities surround Fumiko's arrival?

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

3. How does Sachi change after Michiko's death?

4. Describe Stephen's visit with his father.

5. Describe Matsu's behavior at Sachi's house.

6. What does Stephen describe as his memories of Keiko?

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

8. Where is the Kerria plant found and what does it mean?

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

10. What information does Stephen get from Penelope's letter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Point of view is an important element of style as this story as told through Stephen's journal. Choose three events in the story that would be dramatically altered if the story was told from a different point of view. Give specific examples that support your assertions. Why do you think the author chose to tell the story through the point of view that she did?

Essay Topic 2

When Stephen overhears Kenzo's attack on Sachi, he remains silent. Should he have spoken up and defended her? Argue this point from both the opinion that he should have spoken up and from the perspective that he was wise to remain silent. Compare the way Stephen handles this situation with the way he handles another event in the story.

Essay Topic 3

Stephen is often forced to make choices about confronting situations or staying silent and keeping the peace. For each of the following occurrences, explain why Stephen made the choice he did, what values impacted his chosen course of action, and how it affected both him and others in the long run.

1) His father's affair.

2) Keiko's father.

3) Kenzo's attack on Sachi.

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