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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The professor thinks that Bird's __________________ no longer fits him.
2. When Bird arrives at school, he learns that he has a meeting with _________________ after class.
(a) the Board of Education.
(b) the English Department.
(c) a parent.
(d) the Principal.
3. Why is Himiko prepared to help Bird with the baby?
(a) She wants to be a nurse.
(b) She thinks he will pay her.
(c) She has strong feelings for Bird now.
(d) She loves babies.
4. What does Bird's wife recall hearing as she was giving birth?
(a) The ambulance sirens.
(b) The radio in the delivery room.
(c) The baby's cry.
(d) The giggles of the doctor.
5. Why does Bird go to Himiko's house?
(a) To borrow money.
(b) To have sex.
(c) To drink.
(d) To have dinner.
Short Answer Questions
1. A student offers to help Bird get a job as a ________________.
2. Himiko says that she will go to Africa with whom?
3. When was A PERSONAL MATTER first published?
4. The women in the maternity hospital think that Bird ________________________.
5. Who is visiting with Himiko when Bird arrives?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Bird feel after his sexual encounter with Himiko?
2. What are some of the negative and positive reminders that Bird receives about the possibilities for his future?
3. What is the significance of the mention of the maps of Africa?
4. Describe the motif of fear in the book and how Bird transcends it after talking with Kikuhiko.
5. What is the content of the letter which Bird received at his job?
6. What temporarily squelches Bird's desire for sex with Himiko?
7. Who is Kikuhiko and how is he introduced to the story?
8. In what way has Bird essentially changed universes in his life?
9. What does Bird name the baby and how does Himiko know the name?
10. What is the significance of the name, Kikuhiko, to Bird and to the story?
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