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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 is the subject of Sir Cecil's speech?
(a) Organized crime in London.
(b) The Great War.
(c) Economic prosperity in Britain.
(d) The opium trade in China.

2. What are the circumstances of Akira and Christopher's entry into Ling Tien's room?
(a) Ling Tien goes away to his home village and Akira and Christopher sneak in.
(b) Akira and Christopher enter quietly while Ling Tien is asleep.
(c) Ling Tien invites Akira and Christopher in for tea.
(d) Akira and Christopher sneak in while Ling Tien is at daily prayers.

3. How does Mei Li regard Christopher's education?
(a) As a completely irrelevant matter.
(b) As a pain in the neck.
(c) As a triffling matter.
(d) As a matter of solemn importance.

4. What does Christopher's mother say when he rushes to the door?
(a) Christopher's mother tells Christopher he must first put on proper shoes and a jacket.
(b) Christopher's mother proposes that Christopher take Akira with him.
(c) Christopher's mother tells Christopher to be proud of his father.
(d) Christopher's mother tells Christopher he may not go into town.

5. Where does Christopher keep his newspaper photograph of Wang Ku?
(a) In his icebox.
(b) In his scrapbook.
(c) In a cigar box.
(d) In his wallet.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does Christopher speak to Sarah at the Draycoats' wedding?

2. Whom does Christopher discover waiting for him when he arrives outside the Meredith Foundation dinner?

3. What does Akira believe Ling Tien's passion to be?

4. What does the health inspector from Morganbrook and Byatt urge Mrs. Banks to do?

5. What does Christopher suspect happened to Akira in Japan?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe an instance of Mr. Banks boasting.

2. How does Miss Hemmings gain admittance to the Meredith Foundation dinner?

3. What does Christopher remember about the days following his father's disappearance?

4. How does Christopher tend to remember his boyhood companion Akira?

5. Who is Uncle Philip?

6. How does Christopher feel about Akira the summer prior to his friend's leaving for school in Nagasaki?

7. What does Christopher remember about Uncle Philip on the day of Wang Ku's visit?

8. How does Sarah Hemmings treat Christopher at the Mayfair flat?

9. How is Christopher and Akira's friendship when Akira returns from Japan?

10. How does the Emery case wrap up?

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