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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. The character named Kiki was what before becoming an actress?

2. In what country is the novel set?

3. The interior of the hotel in Chapter 5 is described as what by the narrator?

4. In the stead where the Dolphin Hotel once stood is a building that is designed in what style in Chapter 4?

5. After dinner Yuki insists that the writer take a drive so that they can do what in Chapter 19?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the narrator describe the Dolphin Hotel in Chapter 1?

2. How does Yuki describe her relationship with her parents in Chapter 16?

3. What causes the protagonist to encounter "Unrequited Love" in Chapter 14? What is his reaction to the film?

4. Where does the author arrive in Chapter 4? What does he do after arriving?

5. When did the protagonist re-enter society after his depression, as described in Chapter 2?

6. How does the protagonist describe the interior of the hotel in Chapter 5?

7. How does the protagonist feel when he returns to his hotel room in Chapter 12? When does he sleep and awaken?

8. What favor does the hotel receptionist ask of the protagonist in Chapter 15? What is his response?

9. What does the protagonist discover at the library in Chapter 7?

10. Where does the protagonist decide to go after his assignment ends in Chapter 4? What does he find upon arrival?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theme of abandonment in the novel. How does this theme apply to both the narrator and to Yuki?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the narrator's treatment by the police and the events in Chapters 22 and 23. Why did the narrator not summon a lawyer?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the character of Dick in the narrative and the unique relationship Yuki shares with her mother. How does the protagonist feel about Amé's absence from Yuki's life?

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