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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does Ono tell Ichiro about why men drink sake?
(a) For a little while, they can believe they're stronger.
(b) It helps men see the beauty of the floating world.
(c) It separates strong men from weak women.
(d) It makes a man stronger.

4. Why does Ono introduce Kenji into the conversation in Noriko's kitchen?
(a) He feels outnumbered by women.
(b) His son, had he been present, would have taken his side.
(c) He suddenly recalls his son's death.
(d) He had argued with his wife about giving Kenji sake at the same age.

5. What does Moriyama wish to accomplish with his students?
(a) To change painting in their city to conform to his idea of style.
(b) To change modern art in Europe.
(c) To spread their art throughout the world.
(d) To spread their art throughout Japan.

6. Why does Ono come to admire Moriyama's treatment of his students?
(a) Ono believes students' comments are mere flattery.
(b) Ono believes it is important for students to develop their own thinking.
(c) Ono believes students often know more than their teachers.
(d) Ono believes it is foolish to waste time discussing each comment.

7. When he learns there will be sake at dinner, what makes Ichiro laugh?
(a) His father might get drunk.
(b) His aunt Noriko might get drunk.
(c) Ichiro might get drunk.
(d) His grandfather Ono might get drunk.

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

9. What implication does Setsuko make in Noriko's kitchen that offends Ono?
(a) That Ono's child-rearing ideas had been too strict.
(b) That Ono's ideas had caused Kenji's death.
(c) That Ono's child-rearing ideas had been too lax.
(d) That Ono had ignored his wife's advice about child-rearing.

10. How does Matsuda describe the contribution he and Ono made?
(a) It was negligible.
(b) It was critical.
(c) It was marginal.
(d) It was important.

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

12. What shows European influences on Moriyama?
(a) He used bold, bright colors.
(b) He outlined his figures in black.
(c) He abandoned the use of dark outlines.
(d) He used oils instead of watercolors.

13. What does Matsuda say about his own present-day perspective on life during his last conversation with Ono?
(a) It doesn't extend much beyond his own garden.
(b) It is national and patriotic.
(c) It is global.
(d) It is broader than Ono's perspective.

14. Why does Moriyama declare himself unsatisfied with his early work?
(a) He had been unable to capture the essence of the floating world.
(b) He had been caught in the pleasures of the floating world.
(c) He had been unskilled about the floating world.
(d) He had felt guilty about the pleasures of the floating world.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Saito first meet Ono?

2. Who does Matsuda claim has been blamed for Japan's downfall?

3. What does Ono want to say to Moriyama if they meet again?

4. How was Moriyama supporting himself after his painting was devalued and his school closed?

5. Why is Ono surprised at Setsuko's view of Noriko's marriage negotiation?

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