Snow Falling on Cedars

by: David Guterson

Themes, Motifs & Symbols Quick Quiz

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Why do the fishermen of San Piedro mistrust Ishmael?

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The novel points out that in every decision humans make, they must rely on facts that are ___.

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What weather phenomenon is ultimately responsible for the accident that causes Carl’s death?

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Which object represents Arthur Chambers’ legacy of moral authority and dedication to truth and fairness?

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Which object symbolizes Ishmael’s ability to not only tell stories, but also frame people’s lives with his own biases?