Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

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Who took Sadako to the hospital?
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Mr. Saski, her dad.
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What did Sadako do when she got lonely during visiting hours?
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make paper cranes
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When did Sadako’s family find out her secret?
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When she fell on the ground at school and had to go to the hospital.
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How did Sadako first find out that she had leukemia?
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When Mrs. Saski, her mother yelled, \”Leukemia?\”.
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What would Sadako miss if she had to stay in the hospital for a few weeks?
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Graduation into junior high school.
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Why did Sadako think it was strange that Kenji had the disease?
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Because Kenji was not alive during the atomic bomb.
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Who did Sadako meet in the hospital?
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Kenji
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Why was Kenji in the hospital?
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Because he got the poison from leukemia in his mother’s stomach.
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What did Masahiro do with Sadako’s cranes?
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Hung them from the ceiling.
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Who was Sadako’s first visitor in the hospital?
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Chizuko
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What was Chizuko’s cure for Sadako?
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For her to make 1000 paper cranes.
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Where did Chizuko get the idea for making 1000 paper cranes?
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from an old story
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What did the nurse say Kenji felt?
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depresed
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What did they call the atomic bomb?
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Thunder Bolt
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Why were people still dying from the atomic bomb?
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from the disease of leukemia
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What was Sadako born to do?
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run
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Why did Sadako practice running all summer?
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for the big race on Field Day
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What did Sadako hope would cure her?
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The luck of the New Year.
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How did the celebration end?
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They lit lanterns and launched them in the river.
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Why was Sadako happy that she saw a spider?
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She believed they were good luck.
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This story was based on a real girl. Where and when did she live?
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Hiroshima, Japan 1943-1955
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What did Sadako keep secret from her family?
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Her dizzy spells.
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Who died that was in Sadako’s family in the atomic bomb?
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Grandma: Oba Chan
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What was the number of the last paper crane Sadako folded?
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644
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What did Sadako’s bamboo class send her?
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Sadako’s class sent her a Kokeshi doll, a wooden doll.
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How did Sadako know when her mother was coming to visit?
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Sadako culd here the slap-slap of her mother’s slippers.
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How was Sadako doing when warm, sunny July came?
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Sadako was feeling better; she got to go home for a few days.
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What was Sadako burried with?
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Sadako was burried with 1000 paper cranes.
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How was it possible to burry Sadako with 1000 paper cranes?
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Her classmates folded the last 300 for her.
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What was Sadako’s present from Eiji?
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A silver piece of paper for another crane.
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What was funny about the gift Eiji gave Sadako?
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The paper smelled like chocolate so Sadako hoped the gods liked chocolate.
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Why was Sadako acting so ladylike?
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Sadako was too weak and listless.
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How did the golden crane help Sadako?
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It gave Sadako hope.
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What does the Folded Crane Club do on August 6, Peace Day?
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The club places 1000 paper cranes beneath Sadako’s statue.
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When the June rains came, how was Sadako doing?
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She was very sick.
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Who did the doctor allow to come for a small visit?
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Chizuko
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The weaker Sadako grew, what did she think about?
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death
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What did Sadako take home with her from the hospital?
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The golden crane and her kokeshi doll
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In the fall, her family came for a visit. What did they bring?
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A silk kimono with cherry blossoms on it.
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What did the doctor allow Sadako to do?
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Go home for a visit.
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What did Sadako’s mother bring her to the hospital?
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favorite foods: Bean cakes, egg roles, rice and chicken, and pickled plums
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What holiday did Sadako celebrate with her family?
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O’ bon
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Why is O’ bon celebrated?
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the spirits of the dead who returned to visit the ones they love
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How did Sadako feel about being back in the hospital?
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She was glad to be back in the quiet hospital room.
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Why did young people throughout Japan collect money?
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To build a monument to Sakako and all the children who were killed by the atom bomb.
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What was the last thing Sadako saw?
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Her flock hanging from the ceiling.

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