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The Man in the High Castle Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

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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 best describes the territory of the Rocky Mountain States?
(a) Japanese.
(b) Free.
(c) Unpopulated.
(d) German.

2. What image set forth in The Grasshopper Lies Heavy seems to upset Joe the most?
(a) Japan as greedy.
(b) Germany as a hero.
(c) Italy as a traitor.
(d) The USA as a weakling.

3. How does the simile, "like a little animal, not important, but smart" describe the way Joe acts?
(a) Politely and rationally.
(b) Wildly and spontaneously.
(c) Alertly and instinctively.
(d) Quietly and spontaneously.

4. What does Frank decide to do as a result of the Oracle's message?
(a) Live life as best he can.
(b) Seek Childan's business advice.
(c) Send a message to Juliana.
(d) Beg to get his job back.

5. What are the pincos of Sacramento described as being?
(a) A powerful mobster organization.
(b) An underground network of spies.
(c) The puppet white government.
(d) The lower class farm laborers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Childan in the business of selling?

2. What does Frank's question to the I Ching about Juliana suggest?

3. In Chapter 6, what does The Oracle predict that further distresses Tagomi?

4. How does the discussion between Joe and Juliana, inspired by Abendsen's novel, leave Juliana feeling?

5. What Axis power is most accepting of The Grasshopper Lies Heavy?

Short Essay Questions

1. In the novel's society, outward appearance is an important part of being accepted. How is this reflected through the characters of Childan and Tagomi as they prepare for important meetings? Do you think there is truth in this practice even today?

2. Despite initiating a relationship with Joe, whom she finds attractive, Juliana begins to feel uncomfortable around him. Why? What might this be foreshadowing?

3. One aspect of science fiction is that there is an element of the real world in it. What similarities can be seen in World War II and its aftermath as related in the High Castle and the history as we know it?

4. Juliana responds to the radio commentary about the potential new Chancellor by saying, "Those murderers are talked about as if they are like the rest of us." Joe responds,"There isn't anything they've done that we wouldn't have done if we'd been in their places." What does Joe mean by this? What proof has Joe offered to support his opinion?

5. Childan says of the Kasouras, "these new young people, of the rising generation, who did not remember the days before the war or even the war itself, - they were the hope of the world." What is meant by this? How do the Kasouras appear to prove him right?

6. What is the source of the conflict Frank faces over his reading of the I Ching? How does he finally interpret this message? What does he decide as a result?

7. When told by the university that "there is a regular industry turning out these fakes," Childan gets angry and insists that this is only a rumor. Why is he in such denial even when the proof lies before him?

8. What new insight does Chapter 5 give the reader into the character of Baynes? What might this be foreshadowing?

9. In Chapter 4, Frank speaks of Gresham's Law. What does this law suggest? How does Childan's reaction to the discovery about some of his merchandise reflect his understanding of the importance of this law?

10. While at a special session about the possible candidates for the new German Chancellor, Tagomi becomes ill and leaves. What factors cause him to take the chance of being shamed by his abrupt departure?

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