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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Ichiro say spinach is his favorite food?
(a) Because his mother says spinach will make him strong.
(b) Because Popeye says spinach makes him strong.
(c) Because his aunt Noriko says spinach will make him strong.
(d) Because his father says spinach will make him strong.

2. How does Setsuko think Saito felt about Ono?
(a) Setsuko thinks Saito disapproved of Ono.
(b) Setsuko thinks Saito had no idea who Ono was until the marriage negotiations.
(c) Setsuko thinks Saito was an admirer of Ono's work.
(d) Setsuko thinks Saito was rude to Ono.

3. How often does Ono visit Matsuda after re-establishing contact with him?
(a) Just once.
(b) Every day.
(c) Once a month.
(d) Once a week.

4. What brought about the chances in Moriyama's standing?
(a) He had changed his European style.
(b) His European style was increasingly admired.
(c) He had returned to traditional Japanese art.
(d) His European style was seen as unpatriotic.

5. What kindness does Matsuda perform for Ono?
(a) A letter of encouragement during Ono's illness.
(b) Matsuda loaned Ono money.
(c) Flowers sent during Ono's illness.
(d) Matsuda recommended Ono to an art dealer.

6. How have the students behaved watching Moriyama paint?
(a) They wrote critiques of each painting.
(b) They asked him questions as he worked.
(c) They told him they thought his painting was marvelous.
(d) They spoke as though he were not present.

7. What had Ono completed the same week he received the award?
(a) The New Japan campaign.
(b) A commissioned portrait.
(c) His floating world water colors.
(d) His paintings of fire engines.

8. When did Saito first meet Ono?
(a) Sixteen years ago.
(b) The week before the miai.
(c) At the miai.
(d) Two years ago.

9. Who does Matsuda claim has been blamed for Japan's downfall?
(a) The emperor and his household.
(b) Military men, politicians, and businessmen.
(c) The voting public.
(d) Artists and musicians.

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

11. What qualities does Ono claim he shared with Matsuda when they were younger?
(a) Vision and hope.
(b) Creativity and inspiration.
(c) Energy and courage.
(d) Empathy and kindness.

12. What does Matsuda say the world sees when they look at Ono and Matsuda now that the war is behind them?
(a) Two old men with sticks.
(b) Two traitors to their country.
(c) Two failed imperialists.
(d) Two instigators of a war.

13. Why had Matsuda called Ono naive in the old days?
(a) His perspective as an artist was narrow.
(b) He had no understanding of politics.
(c) He had no interest in politics.
(d) His worldview was too broad.

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

15. How does Ono feel about the future of Japan?
(a) The destruction will never be forgotten.
(b) There is a chance to make a better go of things.
(c) Their world is permanently ruined.
(d) The best times are behind them.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Ono come to admire Moriyama's treatment of his students?

2. What does Matsuda say the smell of burning means now that the war is over?

3. What remains of Sugimura's planned Kawabe Park?

4. Why does the smell of burning make Ono uneasy?

5. What is the last year covered in this story?

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