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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 causes the writer to leave the Sheep Man's room in Chapter 11?

2. What is the profession of Yuki's mother in the novel?

3. What is significant about the manner in which the Sheep Man speaks in the novel?

4. What literary style does the narrator describe as rhetoric for rhetoric's sake in Chapter 17?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What led to a previous depression of the protagonist's, as described in Chapter 2?

5. What stranger does the writer feel a strange connection with in Chapter 6?

6. What fantasy consumes the protagonist in Chapter 9?

7. How is the protagonist of the novel introduced in Chapter 1? What is he obsessed with in the beginning of the narrative?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the settings of Haneda, Tokyo and Akasaka in the narrative. What leads the writer to each of these locales?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss objective in the reading. What does the protagonist want? How does he go about achieving his goals? How do these objectives change?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the character of Ryoichi Gotanda in the narrative. What feelings does the protagonist have about his former classmate?

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