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1

what are holy stones?

sandstone tools used to scrub the deck

2

what words does Manjiro learn that have more than one meaning?

bow, fluke, bible, and prayer book

3

what is a fluke on a whale?

the fins on a whale's tail

4

what example does Manjiro give for a fluke, meaning stroke of luck?

the whale boats going to Bird Island and rescuing the fishermen

5

what is unique about each of the crew members?

Edward: plays the pennywhistle
Parden: made beautiful scrimshaw pictures
Mr. Q: big, but gentle
Josiah: really likes to eat
Biscuit: old salt who gossips
Isaiah: black, says funny things
Francis: quickest up the riggings; taught Manjiro to climb the ratlines and crosstrees

6

why do sailors want to use the ports of Japan?

to make repairs and restock food and water

7

who said, "You can't take the savage out of savages"?

Jolly

8

what does this show about the way Jolly regards Manjiro?

Jolly shows prejudice against the Japanese fishermen

9

according to Edward, what is the greatest nation on earth?

America

10

what are the uses for whale oil?

lamp oil, oil for machinery

11

according to Captain Whitfield, what is America called?

the land of oppurtunity

12

in America, a man's dreams may come true through:

hard work and discipline

13

why has Manjiro never thought about what he hopes to do with his life?

his life in Japan was determined by his family's social rank and background

14

what does Manjiro compare to the future?

the ocean