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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who wrote "Year of Impossible Goodbyes"?
(a) Sook Nyul Choi.
(b) Yu Hua.
(c) Banana Yoshimoto.
(d) Amy Tan.

2. How long was Grandfather tortured before he was rescued?
(a) A week.
(b) A year.
(c) Two days.
(d) Several months.

3. Who tries to prevent Sookan and Inchun from washing Grandfather's feet?
(a) Haiwon.
(b) Theresa.
(c) Mother.
(d) Kisa.

4. What does Sookan rub on Grandfather once a day?
(a) Lard.
(b) Vick's Vaporub.
(c) Lavender essence.
(d) Lemon oil.

5. After the workers are taken away, who takes away all the factory equipment?
(a) The rental company.
(b) Japanese soldiers.
(c) No one.
(d) Mother sells it to the highest bidder and he takes it away.

6. Who is Narita Sensei?
(a) Sookan's aunt.
(b) A Japanese nun.
(c) A local gardener.
(d) Sookan's schoolteacher.

7. In what city does "Year of Impossible Goodbyes" take place?
(a) Seoul.
(b) San Francisco.
(c) Tokyo.
(d) Pyongyang.

8. Whose life does Captain Narita threaten?
(a) Inchun's life.
(b) Haiwon's life.
(c) Sookan's life.
(d) Grandfather's life.

9. What does Sookan want to plant?
(a) Potatoes.
(b) Shrubs.
(c) Blueberries.
(d) Flowers.

10. What happens to the person who tries to save the factory workers form being taken away?
(a) He is beaten.
(b) Nothing.
(c) He is killed.
(d) He is taken away also.

11. During her first day at school, what does Sookan do at lunch?
(a) She shares her food.
(b) She sneaks home.
(c) She takes a nap.
(d) She reads a Korean novel.

12. What heirloom did Sookan's mother save?
(a) A tablecloth.
(b) A hairpin.
(c) A bracelet.
(d) A painting.

13. Who do the Japanese claim they are protecting Korea from?
(a) The Nigerians.
(b) The Chinese.
(c) The White Devils.
(d) The Eskimos.

14. What has happened to Aunt Tiger's husband?
(a) He is probably dead.
(b) He divorced her.
(c) He is in America.
(d) She was never married.

15. What birthday gift does Mother retrieve?
(a) A bracelet.
(b) A book.
(c) A radio.
(d) Sushi.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Captain Narita take away the factory workers?

2. When Sookan goes to school, what can she not do?

3. What "gifts" do Sookan and Inchun give all the factory workers?

4. What does Grandfather do while the children are being told about their family?

5. What are the special feast dishes made of?

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