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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 does the mother recall that she had been too tired to get the father the night he was taken away?
(a) A beer.
(b) A drink of water.
(c) A sandwich.
(d) A glass of wine.

2. What does someone throw through a window of the house one night?
(a) A whiskey bottle.
(b) A brick.
(c) A rock.
(d) A statue.

3. Which of the following was NOT true about the father during his time in the room?
(a) He was tired.
(b) He was thirsty.
(c) He was cold.
(d) He was comfortable.

4. Why can the father not work in the company he had worked for before?
(a) It is under new management.
(b) It has moved out of state.
(c) It is no longer in business.
(d) It has no job openings.

5. What is geta?
(a) Japanese paper.
(b) Japanese wine.
(c) Japanese rice.
(d) Japanese footwear.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the father admit to doing during blackouts?

2. The boy recalls his father promising to ________________________.

3. The father provides examples of ___________________ of Japanese people.

4. What was the father wearing on the night he was taken away from his house?

5. The mother reminds the children that many Japanese families have lost their ______________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Who does the father identify himself as being when delivering his confession?

2. What has incarceration done to the father and why do his children hardly recognize him when he comes home?

3. What could account for the family's not receiving much mail while they were detained in the camp?

4. From whose perspective is Chapter 4 told and what is the tone of the characters?

5. What valuable advice does the boy receive from his father in a letter?

6. How do people in town react to the family when they return from the camp?

7. How does the author show that the characters are not considered to be real people, but rather just nameless prisoners?

8. What are the physical and psychological states of the camp in the autumn of 1942?

9. Describe how the Army is ruthless in its treatment of the internees.

10. What does the boy learn about the details of another boy's father's arrest that is more disturbing than his own father's arrest?

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