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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What memento of the narrator's is stolen on the train?
2. Where does the narrator kiss Sonoko for the first time?
3. What does the narrator bring to Sonoko when he first seeks her out?
4. To whom is the narrator attracted when he takes Sonoko to a dance hall?
5. What does the narrator admire about the wounded civilians?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Sonoko confronts the issue of the break-up with the narrator, what does she want to know?
2. Why does the quote "The measure of a woman's power is the degree of suffering with which she can punish her lover" bother the narrator?
3. What event takes place that proves to the narrator he is capable of basic, human emotion?
4. After the visitation with Kusano, why does the narrator become determined to love Sonoko?
5. Upon witnessing the sight of the air raid victims, what does the narrator want to do?
6. What is the narrator's opinion of the factory that produces war planes?
7. When does the narrator get his first opportunity to spend time with Sonoko?
8. What does the narrator take extra time to point out, regarding his feelings for Sonoko?
9. Prior to his draft meeting, the narrator suspects his health will make him what?
10. After the narrator kisses Sonoko, what does she expect from him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The narrator goes through his life trying to convince himself and others that he is normal. What steps does the narrator take to appear normal to the following?
1) His classmates.
2) His family.
Essay Topic 2
Throughout his childhood, the narrator struggles with the definition of love.
1) Growing up, who does the narrator believe love is really meant for?
2) Upon becoming jealous of Omi, why does the narrator swear off love?
3) How does the narrator's perception of love change as he gets older?
Essay Topic 3
The narrator constantly struggles to hide his sexuality from others. In an attempt to appear straight, he agrees to go to a brothel with a classmate.
1) Why does the classmate invite him?
2) Why does the narrator go?
3) What is his experience at the brothel?
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