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1

when does the John Howland arrive in New Bedford?

May 7, 1843, 14th Year of Tempo, Year of the Hare

2

how much whale oil is on board the John Howland when the ship arrives at New Bedford?

2,761 barrels

3

how old is Manjiro when he arrives in New Bedford?

16

4

what happens when the ship enters the mouth of the Acushnet River?

a white fog descends on the river

5

what must the crew do in order to enter the harbor?

tow the ship into the harbor with the whale boats

6

who stares at Manjiro when he leaves the boat?

a group of boys

7

who mades faces and rude gestures toward Manjiro?

the group of boys

8

who scolds the boys for their behavior?

a finely dressed man with a gold-handled walking stick

9

why is Manjiro puzzled by the rich man's actions?

he does not understand why a rich man would do a kindness toward a poor nobody like himself

10

in what town does Captain Whitfield live?

Fairhaven

11

where is this town located? (Fairhaven)

on the opposite side of the Acushnet River from New Bedford

12

what does Manjiro say to Captain Whitfield when they discover their house in disrepair?

"It's all right, you and me, we family now."

13

who offers Captain Whitfield and Manjiro a place to stay?

Mr. and Mrs. Aken. Itchy's parents

14

what is Captain Whitfield's first name?

William

15

what makes Manjiro think that coming to America may have been a mistake?

the boys who made fun of him makes him wonder if he will ever be accepted in America

16

according to Captain Whitfield, what should a boy have?

land to roam, work for his hands, a pond to fish, and a horse to ride

17

why does Captain Whitfield travel to New York?

to ask for a woman's hand in marriage

18

how does Manjiro feel about having a new mother?

he does not think he needs a mother, but is all right with the idea of having an American mother

19

what does Captain Whitfield tell Manjiro he deserves?

a proper upbringing

20

how does Captain Whitfield describe the woman he wishes to marry?

a fine and prudent woman