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Flashcards in Hiroshima Deck (25):
1

What are symptoms of radiation sickness?

hair loss, low blood count, spot hemorrhages

2

Who or what is “Mr. B”?

A B-29 bomber

3

What does Hersey believes about his six characters?

They are some of the luckiest of the survivors.

4

Which character is completely uninjured by the bomb?

Toshio Nakamura

5

How can Father Siemes’s report to the Holy See in Rome can be characterized?

It is unsure about the ethics of using the bomb.

6

What did the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima contain?

Uranium

7

A keloid is a type of what?

scar tissue

8

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

A speech given by Mr. Tanimoto in America.

9

What is Father Kleinsorge’s new Japanese name?

Father Makoto Takakura

10

Who are the Hiroshima Maidens?

A group of badly burned women who require plastic surgery.

11

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

He is thought of as being sympathetic to Americans.

12

Why does Dr. Fujii benefit in the postwar years?

The influx of Americans into Japan helps his clinic.

13

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

The hospital cremated bodies in mass graves with no labels.

14

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

Reading a Jesuit magazine.

15

Name 3 theories about the nature of the American attack?

1. The Americans had sprayed gasoline on the roofs of houses, making the fire easier to spread
2. The Americans had dropped a “Molotov flower basket,” a self-scattering cluster of bombs
3. American parachutists had infiltrated the city

16

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

Because there is no hope for the heavily wounded in an emergency.

17

Japan capitulates after what happens?

The Americans drop the atomic bomb on Nagasaki.

18

What is Lucky Dragon No. Five?

A Japanese fishing vessel irradiated by hydrogen bomb tests.

19

Name someone who was not at Hiroshima at the time of the bomb?

Father Siemes

20

What sudden change in Hiroshima gives Miss Sasaki the creeps?

The thick, new growth of wildflowers.

21

What does Dr. Fujii do after the war?

Spends lots of time partying

22

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

He thanks the Americans for their generosity.

23

Name 3 things Dr. Sasaki did that essentially saved him from being killed.

1. Stepped outside the hospital for a break when the bomb dropped
2. Been working in the X-ray lab when the bomb dropped
3. Been standing next to an open window when the bomb dropped

24

What does the Japanese word hibakusha mean?

Explosion-affected persons

25

Name a person who wasn't in Hiroshima during the explosion?

Father Siemes