Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe Bond and Tanako's game of rock scissors paper.
Bond and Tanako play a game of rock scissors and paper. On the first round Bond wins, throwing paper to Tanako's rock. In the second round Tanako beats Bond. Bond wins the final game, again with paper.
2. Why does Tanako call Bond Bondo-san?
Japanese people find Bond hard to pronounce, so Tanako calls Bond, Bondo-san.
3. What does Tanako tell Bond during their business meeting?
Tanako tells Bond that he has a secret to share with him. He warns Bond that if he utters a word of the secret to anyone else, he will not live to see another day.
4. What does Tanako say is the difference between American and Japanese culture?
Tanako tells Bond that is a significant event for a Japanese person to invite someone to their house. He says in Western culture people close their windows when they want to tell a secret, but when the Japanese want to tell a secret, they open all the doors and windows so people cannot hear through the thin walls.
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