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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. How does the receptionist describe the air as smelling just before she had a strange experience in the hotel in Chapter 7?

2. What is the name of Yuki's father in the novel?

3. When does the receptionist wake up the writer in Chapter 12?

4. When the protagonist thinks of the Dolphin Hotel in Chapter 1, he recalls it as being what?

5. In Chapter 9, the writer is restless and wishes that the receptionist did not have what that night?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does the protagonist arrive in Chapter 16? Where does he decide to stay?

2. What jealousies consume the protagonist in Chapter 14? Why?

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

4. How does the narrator pass his day in Chapter 7? What are his emotions like?

5. How does the hotel receptionist describe her experience on the sixteenth floor in Chapter 7?

6. Where does the protagonist tell his business associates he must go in Chapter 3? Why?

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

8. What does the protagonist ask of his former business partner in Chapter 8?

9. On what assignment does the protagonist go in Chapter 2? How does he describe his job?

10. What movie release does the protagonist read about in Chapter 8? What are his feelings about the film?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the character of the Sheep Man in the novel. What is indicated by the style of speech the Sheep Man uses?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the objectives and emotional state of the protagonist in Chapters 12 and 13. How has the appearance of the Sheep Man changed the protagonist and his objectives?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the biography and works of author Haruki Murakami. What are common themes and stylistic elements in the author's works?

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