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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is supposedly staying at the hotel?
2. Aomame searches the newspapers for a story about a gunfight that took place in Lake ____.
3. Which animal is discovered on Aomame's balcony?
4. Which word reminds Aomame of Ayumi?
5. The Professor believes that Tengo is ____.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Aomame wonders if "1Q84" is a parallel world or other dimension. Examine the concept of parallel worlds. Choose at least three examples in literature that reference this topic. Compare and contrast the ideas to "1Q84".
Essay Topic 2
The Leader is the name given to the man who controls the farm at Sakigake. Who is the Leader? What are his duties? How is he attached to the other characters in the story? How does the Leader die? What is the purpose of his death? What might happen to the farm and its people once the Leader is dead?
Essay Topic 3
Examine the concept of 1Q84. What is it? Why did Aomame develop the name? What does it mean? What does the "Q" stand for? What year does it replace? How is 1Q84 different from the ordinary year? What causes Aomame to develop this concept? Is the concept valid? How does one arrive in 1Q84? How does one leave? Explain.
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