An Artist of the Floating World Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Why does Ono believe that the Tortoise or Shintaro will never feel the sort of happiness he felt sitting on the hillside?
(a) They did not have the talent.
(b) They were prone to complain.
(c) They did not risk everything in an attempt to be extraordinary.
(d) They were not skilled enough craftsmen.

4. What does Ono want to say to Moriyama if they meet again?
(a) Moriyama's assessment of his work had been correct.
(b) Ono had not had to illustrate comic books after all.
(c) Ono was grateful for Moriyama's help.
(d) Moriyama's teaching had helped him immeasureably.

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

6. Why does Matsuda think the two men should not blame themselves for their earlier actions?
(a) They were fooled by charlatans.
(b) They acted on their beliefs and did their utmost.
(c) They were too young to understand forces around them.
(d) Their actions had produced good results.

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

8. What does the visiting Gisaburo say about nights in the floating world?
(a) Only drunkards find value in that which fades in the morning.
(b) All artists seek the light of day.
(c) The best things are put together at night and vanish in the morning.
(d) The worst things happen in the darkness.

9. 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) Ways of speaking.
(d) Courtesies.

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

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

12. Which of Sugimura's plans does Ono believe is "eccentric"?
(a) A cemetery for cats and dogs.
(b) A new kabuki theater.
(c) A museum of natural science.
(d) A European style concert hall.

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

14. 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.

15. How did Saito treat Ono during their first encounter?
(a) With evident disdain.
(b) With complete disinterest.
(c) With great respect.
(d) With obvious curiosity.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Sugimura plan to leave his mark on the city forever?

2. What does Ono say during his last conversation with Matsuda about his present-day perspective on life?

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

4. What does Noriko like about her apartment?

5. When he learns there will be sake at dinner, what makes Ichiro laugh?

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