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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. After being caught having a feast, what does Grandfather ask the family to do?
(a) Help him escape to a convent.
(b) Kill him.
(c) Participate in a ritual fast.
(d) Throw away his shoes.

3. Who is Narita Sensei married to?
(a) Kisa.
(b) Grandfather.
(c) No one.
(d) Captain Narita.

4. After Grandfather's death, what is done to help make up for Mother's absent-mindedness?
(a) Haiwon helps manage the sock factory.
(b) Theresa helps with the housework.
(c) Grandmother helps cook meals.
(d) Sookan and Inchun help make, sort, and fold socks.

5. Who tries to cheer up Mother after Grandfather dies?
(a) Captain Narita.
(b) Father Carroll.
(c) Haiwon and Okja.
(d) Father.

6. At school, who is nice to Sookan?
(a) Everyone.
(b) Narita Sensei.
(c) Unhi.
(d) No one.

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

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

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

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

11. After the birthday feast is interrupted, what does Sookan wonder about the Japanese?
(a) Why they don't like birthday parties.
(b) Why they smell funny.
(c) If they really do have godlike powers.
(d) If they have souls.

12. At Japanese school, what do the students make?
(a) Ashtrays.
(b) Kimonos.
(c) Simple weapons.
(d) Socks.

13. Where is there a radio hidden?
(a) In Grandfather's bottom drawer.
(b) In the basement of the convent,
(c) In the sock factory.
(d) In Aunt Tiger's wig.

14. Who is the factory supervisor?
(a) Grandfather.
(b) Theresa.
(c) Sookan.
(d) Kisa.

15. After being beaten at school, who is taking care of Sookan when she wakes up?
(a) Haiwon.
(b) Narita Sensei.
(c) Grandfather.
(d) Mother.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the family do to soothe Grandfather while he is sick?

2. After Grandfather's death, who tries to make up for Mother's absent-mindedness?

3. Who asks Sookan and Inchun to wash Grandfather's feet?

4. After Grandfather's death, why does Sookan think she is being punished?

5. What is a Spirit Girl?

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