Mid-Book Test - Easy
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This quiz consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who does Ichiro's father, Suichi, think makes good role models for Ichiro?
(a) American heroes.
(b) Japanese heroes.
(c) Ninja fighters.
(d) Samurai warriors.
2. Why does Ono believe the Miyakes withdrew their offer of marriage?
(a) They were uncomfortable about their son marrying above his station.
(b) They didn't want their son to marry such a headstrong girl.
(c) They were too poor to support the wedding.
(d) They didn't want to be associated with Ono.
3. How does Noriko's behavior appear during the first part of the miai?
(a) Quiet and shy.
(b) Noisy and disrespectful.
(c) Lively and intelligent.
(d) Boastful and rude.
4. How does Ono view Shintaro's childlike attitude about the war?
(a) Ono sees Shintaro as unaccountable for his actions.
(b) Ono hopes his friend will return to him.
(c) Ono sees Shintaro as cleverly pretending to be ignorant.
(d) Ono sees Shintaro as permanently damaged by the war.
5. How does Noriko's behavior change during the miai?
(a) She abruptly leaves the table.
(b) She begins to relax.
(c) She becomes talkative and lively.
(d) She becomes increasingly silent and distressed.
6. What does Shintaro want Ono to do for him?
(a) Recommend his artwork.
(b) Claim that Ono had painted the posters.
(c) Verify that Shintaro had done the posters against his will.
(d) Verify that Shintaro had created the posters.
7. Why is Ono considered as a potential buyer for the Sugimura house?
(a) The sisters'deceased father had been a relative.
(b) The sisters' deceased father had respected his art.
(c) The sisters' deceased father owed Ono a debt.
(d) The sisters' deceased father had known of his wealth.
8. Why does Noriko say that Ono is making progress?
(a) He's learning to cook.
(b) He's improved the house alone.
(c) He's learning to speak English.
(d) He's modernized his painting style.
9. What does Ono like best about the house?
(a) It is visually exciting.
(b) It suffered no damage during the war.
(c) It is prestigious.
(d) It is conducive to relaxation and calm.
10. What is the difference between Noriko's behavior at her first miai and her behavior at this one?
(a) Then she was relaxed and casual; now she is shy.
(b) Then she was heartbroken; now she is happy.
(c) Then she was shy; now she is relaxed and casual.
(d) Then she was friendly; now she is rude.
11. How does Mr. Saito feel about the demonstrations in the streets?
(a) It is a great pity that people are being injured.
(b) They've gone too far.
(c) They're an important expression of freedom of speech.
(d) The Japanese are children learning democracy.
12. How does Ono convince his wife that an investigation for the sale of the house is not a problem?
(a) The investigation wouldn't take long.
(b) The others had worse records than the Onos.
(c) Records of any wrongdoing had been destroyed.
(d) Such investigations would be done for their daughters' marriage negotiations.
13. What does Mrs. Kawakami call the pleasure district since the war?
(a) A desert.
(b) A ghetto.
(c) A graveyard.
(d) A boomtown.
14. What does Ono advise Mrs. Kawakami to do with the profit from selling her bar?
(a) Build a fine new place.
(b) Relax and put her feet up.
(c) Start a smaller place in the suburbs.
(d) Retire to the seaside.
15. Why doesn't Ono share his feelings about the old pleasure district with Mrs. Kawakami?
(a) It would be tactless because the old days are dear to her.
(b) Ono knows she doesn't wish for the old days.
(c) Ono knows she's too old to rebuild.
(d) Ono knows she is relieved to be through with the old days.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Shintaro not confide to Ono?
2. What does Ono promise to do to help Mrs. Kawakami?
3. How does Noriko say Ono used to treat them?
4. How does Ono want Noriko to appear during the miai?
5. What does Kuroda explain to Ono while they sit around the table in Migi-Hidari?
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