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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Ushikawa use to watch Tengo's apartment?
2. In what year was the book written?
3. What time does Tengo wake in the morning?
4. What is the woman's first name?
5. Who meets with Buzzcut and Ponytail?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write a complete character description of Tamaru. Include the character's physical, emotional, mental and spiritual state at various times in the book. Include Tamaru's personal and professional information as well as the character's role in the story. What makes Tamaru a compelling character? How could the character be improved?
Essay Topic 2
Examine Tengo's relationship with his father. Why does Tengo think that his father might not be his biological father? Why does the older man insist that Tengo stay at the Sanitarium? What is wrong with Tengo's father? What causes the coma? What causes the man's death? How does it affect Tengo?
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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