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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 does Tsu feel about the quote he reads in Chapter 11?
2. What does Mitsuko imitate when she is trying to offer comfort to someone?
3. For how long has Tsu believed the general idea of the quote he reads in Chapter 11?
4. On what plan has Kuguchi not followed through, as described in Chapter 12?
5. What is wrong with the man Mitsuko accidentally steps on in Chapter 8?
Short Essay Questions
1. When do the Hindus and Tsu rise in the morning?
2. What does Tsu tell Mitsuko as to why he dresses as he does?
3. How does Sanja think he will make a name for himself as a photographer?
4. Of what is Tsu capable only in his dreams?
5. How does Mitsuko feel as she joins the Hindus in a prayer at the river?
6. What do Mitsuko and Numada witness, and what are Mitsuko's feelings about the event?
7. What does Isobe think about the fortuneteller he visits in Chapter 9?
8. What does Kiguchi say to Mitsuko on the bus about Americans and Japanese?
9. Where does Isobe go despite concerns about civil unrest?
10. What does Tsu say when Mitsuko asks if he believes in reincarnation?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Choose one of the following to discuss:
Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in Deep River. Are these universal symbols that would have the same meaning in any culture? What other symbols could portray the same idea? Why do you think Endo chooses the symbols he does? Consider the symbols of the myna bird, the Ginko tree and the Ganges in your discussion.
Essay Topic 2
Mitsuko looks for Tsu several times in the book both in France and in India.
Discuss the reasons you think Mitsuko keeps looking for Tsu and if you think she has found what she is looking for. Use examples from Deep River to support your discussion.
Essay Topic 3
Each of the characters have seen or been a part of some sacrifice in their lives.
Discuss what you think sacrifice means to Kiguchi, Mitsuko, Tsu, and Numada.
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