Hiroshima Quiz

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Hiroshima Quizzes & Trivia

This test has questions not only on the vocabulary of the Hiroshima book written by John Hershey, but it also has questions on theme and the characters.


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  • 1. 
    Why does Mrs. Sasaki become a nun?
    • A. 

      She got the calling to become a nun.

    • B. 

      Father Kliensorge told her to become a nun.

    • C. 

      It was the most convenient for her considering she couldnt find work and wouldnt get married.

    • D. 

      It was the best job for her to have.

  • 2. 
    How did Dr.Fujii live his life after the atomic bomb?
    • A. 

      Afraid of the future and only living in the present.

    • B. 

      Living in the future not looking back at the past.

    • C. 

      Exepting of the atomic bombing and living his life quietly with his family.

  • 3. 
    How does Dr. Sasaki lead his life after the atomic bombing?
    • A. 

      Afraid of the future and only living in the present.

    • B. 

      Living in the future, never looking back at the past.

    • C. 

      Excepting the atomic bombing and living his life quietly with his family.

  • 4. 
    Mrs Nakamara never complained and excepted what had happened to her. She had a double to her character in the book. Who is Mrs Nakamara's double in the book?
  • 5. 
    Why are Mr. Tanimoto and his foil foils? Explain why the two characters opposite eachother.
  • 6. 
    What are examples of the unnatural power of the bomb?
  • 7. 
    Why was America not right in dropping the atomic bomb?
  • 8. 
    What man vs man conflict was shown with the use of the atomic bomb?
  • 9. 
    Explain the man vs nature conflict after the use of the atomic bomb.
  • 10. 
    What does Ailed mean?
    • A. 

      To have authority

    • B. 

      To sacrifice

    • C. 

      To summit an overpowering force

    • D. 

      To cause physical or mental pain

  • 11. 
    What does Moribund mean?
    • A. 

      Apparent

    • B. 

      In a dying state

    • C. 

      Not lasting

  • 12. 
    Which word fits this description?Not open to attack...
    • A. 

      Abnegating

    • B. 

      Succumbed

    • C. 

      Solicitious

    • D. 

      Unassailable

  • 13. 
    What does Ostensibly mean?
    • A. 

      Weaken

    • B. 

      Persistent in effort

    • C. 

      Apparent

    • D. 

      Having authority

  • 14. 
    What does solace mean?
    • A. 

      Allieviated

    • B. 

      Mild and kind

    • C. 

      Theatrical performance

    • D. 

      Not lasting

  • 15. 
    What does Incendiaries mean?
    • A. 

      Burning of moxa on the skin

    • B. 

      To sacrifice

    • C. 

      Setting property on fire

    • D. 

      Persistent in effort

  • 16. 
    Which word means to sacrifice?
    • A. 

      Solace

    • B. 

      Putrescence

    • C. 

      Immolate

    • D. 

      Atrophied

  • 17. 
    Which word means fond of drinking?
    • A. 

      Transient

    • B. 

      Admonition

    • C. 

      Terminus

    • D. 

      Convivial