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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. For how long did the protagonist remain reclusive following his divorce and depression, as described in Chapter 2?
2. Where does the writer step inside to use the restroom during his walk in Chapter 14?
3. Whom does Yuki mention which chills the writer in Chapter 19?
4. The assignment the protagonist goes on in Chapter 2 involves writing for what?
5. The character named Kiki was what before becoming an actress?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is the protagonist of the novel introduced in Chapter 1? What is he obsessed with in the beginning of the narrative?
2. How does the protagonist describe his entrance into his profession in Chapter 3?
3. Why does the hotel receptionist speak under false pretenses in Chapter 7?
4. How does the protagonist describe the interior of the hotel in Chapter 5?
5. What favor does the hotel receptionist ask of the protagonist in Chapter 15? What is his response?
6. Where does the protagonist tell his business associates he must go in Chapter 3? Why?
7. Where does the protagonist decide to go after his assignment ends in Chapter 4? What does he find upon arrival?
8. How does the protagonist feel when he returns to his hotel room in Chapter 12? When does he sleep and awaken?
9. Where does the author arrive in Chapter 4? What does he do after arriving?
10. What events take place when the protagonist awakens in Chapter 14?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Discuss the character of Gotanda and the actions and objectives of the protagonist in Chapter 26. What does the narrator hope to learn from Gotanda?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the role of Kiki in the narrative. How has Kiki's role in the protagonist's life changed up until this point?
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