By Robert W. Norris

The numerous Roads to Japan tells the tale of the adventures of a conscientious objector who needed to stick with many twists and turns in his lifestyles trip prior to discovering his area of interest in Japan. appropriate for low intermediate point and above ESL scholars. a great source for peace schooling stories, too. "The Many Roads to Japan stimulated my scholars much, not just in learning English but in addition in looking for their very own identities and wondering easy methods to stay their lives." -- Kazuyo Yamane, Peace experiences lecturer at Kochi collage "Norris's tale of a symbolic lifestyles is a present from his personal event, and it supplies us anything strong, significant, and inspiring.... The comprehension questions, workouts, and discussion/essay questions are particularly worthwhile in supporting jap scholars to imagine in English and in encouraging them to specific themselves in English besides. this is often the fitting textbook." -- Professor Kazushige Sagawa, Aoyama Gakuin college

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Review for Chapter 8 I. Comprehension Questions 1. Who worked at the Nirmal Hriday and what kind of work did they do? 2. What were some of the terrible things John witnessed in Calcutta? List at least four things. 3. Why did John feel alienated when he returned to the United States again? 4. What kind of job did John find in Texas? 5. Why did John decide to leave Maui and go to Japan? II. Go to a library or use the Internet to find where the countries and cities that John passed through are. Then find those places on the unmarked map below and mark where the following events of John's journey took place (chapters 6 through 8).

What kind of people are they? What kind of difficulties do you think they have in the desert and mountains? What kind of natural beauties do you think exist there? 2. John was shocked and dismayed by what he saw and experienced in Delhi. Are you easily shocked? What are some of the things that have shocked or surprised you in your life? Chapter 8 John had about $300 remaining. S. He left Delhi early in the morning. The journey lasted two full days. One vista shifted into another, a dizzying displacement of hill and air, of haze and all the shades of green and brown.

There was now a curfew with the military patrolling the streets at night. Late that night, as he went to sleep in another cheap motel room, John heard muffled sounds of gunfire coming from the streets. He crossed the border into India the next day. There was a long wait at the border as the customs officials took their time examining every passenger's baggage. The train arrived in Amritsar in the early evening. There was no train to Delhi until the next morning. John slept that night on a bench in the station waiting room.

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