Dance Dance Dance: A Novel Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 Chapter 30, who reads poetry to the writer?

2. Where do Yuki and the writer go after leaving Hiraku Makimura's house in Chapter 25?

3. In Chapter 34, the writer spends time with Gotanda and tells him about the first time he saw whom?

4. What nicknames does the writer give to the police officers who question him in Chapter 21?

5. In Chapter 23, the writer tells Yuki about the Sheep Man and how he sort of works as ____________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Who has died in Chapter 34? What conversation takes place between the protagonist and Yuki regarding the death?

2. How is the protagonist's interrogation described in Chapter 22?

3. What leads up to the protagonist's encounter with Gotanda in Chapter 39?

4. What conversation does the protagonist have with Yuki regarding their communication in Chapter 20?

5. What do the police present to the protagonist as the cause of his interrogation in Chapter 21? How does the protagonist respond?

6. What leads up to the protagonist's eventual release in Chapter 22?

7. What is the protagonist's emotional state in Chapter 20? What does Yuki tell him about it?

8. What do the police ask the protagonist at the station in Chapter 21? What is his response?

9. Why does the protagonist agree to go on a trip with Yuki in Chapter 27? Whom does he invite to come along?

10. What first encounter does the protagonist relate to Gotanda in Chapter 34?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

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

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