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Karen Tei Yamashita
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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. How does Manzanar Mukakami describe traffic in Chapter 5?
(a) As his family.
(b) As a painting.
(c) As music.
(d) As torture.

2. In Chapter 2, what does Rafaela want Bobby to do before she returns home?
(a) Find a new job.
(b) Give up smoking.
(c) Buy a new house.
(d) Register to vote.

3. Where did Bobby get his passport from in order to move to the United Stated?
(a) A refugee camp.
(b) A man on the street.
(c) A church.
(d) A lawyer in Japan.

4. How many men are in the sports car during the accident in Chapter 8?
(a) Four.
(b) One.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

5. What does the young man say happened to him in Chapter 13 when shots were fired?
(a) That the bullets curved around him.
(b) That he was hit in the foot.
(c) That his friend was shot.
(d) That he fired the gun accidentally.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Gabriel compare Buzzworm to an editor in Chapter 6?

2. Why does Rafaela go to the hotel in Chapter 10?

3. In Chapter 21, where does Arcangel go after eating at the restaurant?

4. Why does Gabriel think Manzanar was not born in a World War II camp?

5. Where does Emi take Gabriel in Chapter 9?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Bobby feel about the letter he receives in Chapter 12 about his cousin?

2. How does Gabriel choose the trees for his landscaping in Mexico?

3. What happens when Bobby meets with the traffickers in Chapter 15?

4. Why is Gabriel finally able to interview Manzanar?

5. After leaving the restaurant in Chapter 21, what new part of his identity does Arcangel reveal?

6. In Chapter 13, what is Buzzworm's plan for improving Los Angeles neighborhoods?

7. Why does Rafaela steal from Dona Maria in Chapter 18?

8. What does Manzanar do as he watches the second fire in Chapter 19?

9. In Chapter 5, how is Manzanar Mukakami introduced?

10. In Chapter 16, what raises Buzzworm's suspicion about the deaths of his friends?

(see the answer keys)

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