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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Kumi says it is painful to ____.
2. Aomame believes that ___ is the baby's father?
3. The collector accuses Aomame of _____.
4. What kind of wine does Tengo drink?
5. What is the name of the Leader's only daughter?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Write a complete character description of Aomame. Include the character's physical, emotional, mental and spiritual state at various times in the book. Include Aomame's personal and professional information as well as the character's role in the story. What makes Aomame a compelling character? How could the character be improved?
Essay Topic 3
Write a biography of author Haruki Murakami. What are the author's common themes? Do the characters appear in any other works? What is the man's professional history?
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