104 pages 3 hours read

Alan Gratz


Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2018

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Multiple Choice

1. Which of the following words does Hideki initially associate with the kamikazes?

A) Betrayal

B) Bravery

C) Banality

D) Bewilderment

2. How does history repeat itself in Ray’s family?

A) Ray and his brother were injured in war

B) Ray’s father and grandfather deserted their command units

C) Ray and his father ran off to enlist during wartime

D) Ray and his father acted as staunch anti-war activists

3. In his conversation with Sergeant Meredith, Ray realizes that “he had seen that stare before in his father’s eyes, like he was focused on something a long way off that nobody else could see. Ray knew that’s when his Pa had been remembering his time in the First World War. Over in his foxhole, the Old Man was doing it now.” Which of the following phrases best describes Ray’s observation of military veterans?

A) A desire to serve one’s country

B) A fear of death and destruction

C) A longing to continue fighting

D) A response to a traumatic situation

4. Which of the following sentiments is Ray worried about losing throughout the novel?

A) His ability to feel emotion

B) His desire to bring peace

C) His quest for justice