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Hiroshima

John Hersey

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1. Which of the following is not a symptom of radiation sickness?

2. Who or what is “Mr. B”?

3. Which of the following does Hersey believes about his six characters?

4. Which character is completely uninjured by the bomb?

5. Father Siemes’s report to the Holy See in Rome can be characterized as which of the following?

6. What did the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima contain?

7. A keloid is a type of which of the following?

8. Which of the following is correct about Father Makoto Takakura?

9. What is “The Faith That Grew Out of the Ashes?”

10. Who are the Hiroshima Maidens?

11. Why does Mr. Tanimoto volunteer to become head of the Neighborhood Association?

12. Why does Dr. Fujii benefit in the postwar years?

13. Which of the following is one of Dr. Sasaki’s regrets about his time at the Red Cross hospital?

14. Which of the following is not a theory, advanced in the book, about the nature of the American attack?

15. Where is Father Kleinsorge at the moment the bomb is dropped?

16. Why does the East Parade Ground doctor refuse to help the wounded at Asano Park?

17. Japan capitulates after which of the following happens?

18. Which of the following countries did not have nuclear capabilities in 1974?

19. What is Lucky Dragon No. Five?

20. Which of the following people was not in Hiroshima during the explosion?

21. What sudden change in Hiroshima gives Miss Sasaki the creeps?

22. What does Dr. Fujii do after the war?

23. What does Mr. Tanimoto do in a speech given at the U.S. Senate?

24. Dr. Sasaki would have most likely have been killed in the blast if he had not done which of the following?

25. What does the Japanese word hibakusha mean?

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OK Seriously?

by sparknoter178, December 18, 2013

Do you guys seriously think that the eyewitnesses who talked to Hersey actually thought about how they were crushed by scientific knowledge when the bomb first exploded? This book has NO hidden meaning coming from the eyewitnesses. Please don't complicate everything... Thanks!

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Boring, Dull

by Anonomation, August 21, 2014

Really unfavorable book just like all the other summer reading books...

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