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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What honor had Ono received in 1938?
(a) The Nobel Prize.
(b) A statue in his honor in the city park.
(c) The Shigeta Foundation Award.
(d) A commission from the emperor.

2. What does the neighbor boy do when Matsuda speaks to him?
(a) He comes into the yard.
(b) He chats with Matsuda.
(c) He comes into the house.
(d) He runs away.

3. Why does the smell of burning make Ono uneasy?
(a) It reminds him of burned paintings.
(b) It reminds him of the burning of his house.
(c) It reminds him of bombings and fire.
(d) It frightens him that the fire will spread.

4. Why does Ono quit painting for such a long time?
(a) He had lost his touch.
(b) He felt he was untalented.
(c) He had been forbidden to paint.
(d) He was disillusioned.

5. How do the art students treat Sasaki when he changes his style?
(a) They gave him a goodbye party and sent him away.
(b) They hid his paintings and refused to speak to him.
(c) They burned his work in the courtyard.
(d) They criticized him in public.

6. Why does the Tortoise often destroy his own paintings?
(a) Because he could never satisfy his own plan.
(b) Because Sasaki, the leading pupil, called them "disloyal".
(c) Because Moriyama did not like them.
(d) Because Ono did not like them.

7. Why doesn't Miss Suzuki want Matsuda to feed his fish?
(a) She can do it more easily.
(b) She doesn't want to attract the neighbor boy.
(c) She's afraid he'll fall into the pond.
(d) He fell on the stones a few months ago.

8. What traits does Ono observe that Ichiro has inherited from his mother?
(a) His height and facial features.
(b) Mannerisms and little facial habits.
(c) Courtesies.
(d) Ways of speaking.

9. What phrase does Ono tell his pupils that is similar to what Moriyama has said?
(a) No man will make me believe I have wasted my time.
(b) No man has furthered art in our country more than I have.
(c) No man has painted better than I.
(d) No man has helped more students than I have.

10. What causes Ono's great sense of triumph?
(a) The belief that he had accomplished something of real value.
(b) The belief that he had outlasted his enemies.
(c) The belief that his work was much admired.
(d) The belief that Moriyama would be proud of him.

11. Why had Moriyama been happy with his work looking back on it as an old man?
(a) He had devoted his life to repudiating debauchery.
(b) He had devoted his life to nurturing young talent.
(c) He had devoted his life to changing with modernizing trends.
(d) He had devoted his life to capturing a unique beauty.

12. What news does Ono give Matsuda about himself?
(a) He has started painting again.
(b) He is considering marriage again.
(c) He has stopped painting.
(d) He has taken up horticulture.

13. How does Sugimura plan to leave his mark on the city forever?
(a) By eliminating the pleasure district.
(b) By holding prestigious auctions for his four houses.
(c) By leaving his fortune to the local university.
(d) By converting Kawabe Park into the focus of culture.

14. What does Matsuda's neighbor boy do each day?
(a) He climbs a tree to watch Matsuda feed the fish.
(b) He feeds the fish.
(c) He comes to visit.
(d) He climbs up on the wall between the houses.

15. What does Ono mean when he talks of the art students "slanging" one another?
(a) They wrote slurs about one another.
(b) They destroyed each other's paintings.
(c) They shouted good-humored insults across the yard.
(d) They wrote unpleasant critiques of one another's work.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Ichiro's favorite food now that he is eight-years-old?

2. What does Ono say in Noriko's kitchen that upsets Noriko and Setsuko?

3. When Ono and Matsuda examine their lives, what do they see, according to Matsuda?

4. What happened to Moriyama after Ono left his school?

5. Why does Moriyama declare himself unsatisfied with his early work?

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