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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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 is broader than Ono's perspective.
(c) It is global.
(d) It doesn't extend much beyond his own garden.

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

4. 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) The worst things happen in the darkness.
(c) All artists seek the light of day.
(d) The best things are put together at night and vanish in the morning.

5. What is the common subject of Moriyama's paintings?
(a) Women.
(b) Flowers.
(c) Children.
(d) The sea.

6. What is Ichiro's favorite food now that he is eight-years-old?
(a) Pancakes.
(b) Ice cream.
(c) Spinach.
(d) Shrimp with rice.

7. What is always somewhere in a Moriyama painting?
(a) A mountain.
(b) A lantern.
(c) A lotus.
(d) A teapot.

8. How long before learning of his death had Ono visited his old friend?
(a) A week.
(b) A year.
(c) A month.
(d) A day.

9. How does Ono find his old friend upon his second visit?
(a) He is asleep for most of the visit.
(b) He is much stronger.
(c) He is much weaker.
(d) He is much the same.

10. How long after their initial reconnection had Ono visited his old friend?
(a) Two years.
(b) Eighteen months.
(c) Six months.
(d) A year.

11. When does Ono feel the sense of triumph he had hoped for?
(a) Confronting Moriyama at his villa.
(b) Receiving the praise of his students.
(c) Sitting on a hill all alone, eating oranges.
(d) When his family gave him a surprise party.

12. How does Ichiro try to be grown-up when he meets Ono in the park?
(a) He shakes hands instead of hugging him.
(b) He doesn't smile.
(c) He behaves calmly.
(d) He refuses to play.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many students has Moriyama had at his villa?

2. Why does Ono admire Sugimura?

3. What does the neighbor boy do when Matsuda speaks to him?

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

5. What does Matsuda's neighbor boy do each day?

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