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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. In describing Ryoichi Gotanda, the writer comments that he never understood how someone could be so what?
2. What season was it when the writer returned to society after his reclusive bout described in Chapter 2?
3. When the receptionist visits the writer in Chapter 12, he keeps mentioning what creature?
4. The character named Kiki was what before becoming an actress?
5. The assignment the protagonist goes on in Chapter 2 involves writing for what?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Yuki describe her relationship with her parents in Chapter 16?
2. Where does the protagonist arrive in Chapter 16? Where does he decide to stay?
3. Where does the protagonist decide to go after his assignment ends in Chapter 4? What does he find upon arrival?
4. How does the narrator describe the Dolphin Hotel in Chapter 1?
5. What favor does the hotel receptionist ask of the protagonist in Chapter 15? What is his response?
6. How does the narrator pass his day in Chapter 7? What are his emotions like?
7. What fantasy consumes the protagonist in Chapter 9?
8. What movie release does the protagonist read about in Chapter 8? What are his feelings about the film?
9. How does the hotel receptionist describe her experience on the sixteenth floor in Chapter 7?
10. Where does the protagonist tell his business associates he must go in Chapter 3? Why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the character of Ryoichi Gotanda in the narrative. What feelings does the protagonist have about his former classmate?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the character of Yuki in the novel. How does the protagonist relate to this young girl? What does Yuki symbolize to the narrator?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the narrator's treatment by the police and the events in Chapters 22 and 23. Why did the narrator not summon a lawyer?
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