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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What goal had Ono and Matsuda shared in the old days?
(a) Making a grand contribution to the war effort.
(b) Teaching the artists of tomorrow.
(c) Finding perfect wives.
(d) Becoming world famous artists.

5. Why does Matsuda envy Ono?
(a) Ono is wealthier.
(b) Ono is more handsome.
(c) Ono's work is more admired.
(d) Ono has better health.

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

7. What does Matsuda say the smell of burning means now that the war is over?
(a) A house is burning.
(b) Bombs are falling.
(c) A neighbor is clearing his garden.
(d) Someone is barbecuing.

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

9. What does Ono hope his own students will do?
(a) Forget Ono's part in the war.
(b) Conceal their relationship to Ono.
(c) Forget they ever knew Ono.
(d) Remain grateful to Ono for what they learned.

10. What is the "floating world"?
(a) The world of nighttime entertainment and drink.
(b) The water lilies in the palace courtyard.
(c) The life of beachcombers and fishermen.
(d) The changing political landscape of Japan.

11. 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 burned his work in the courtyard.
(c) They hid his paintings and refused to speak to him.
(d) They criticized him in public.

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

13. How many students has Moriyama had at his villa?
(a) Twelve.
(b) Ten.
(c) Six.
(d) Eight.

14. 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 best times are behind them.
(d) The destruction will never be forgotten.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What news does Ono give Matsuda about himself?

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

3. What causes Ono's great sense of triumph?

4. How have the students behaved watching Moriyama paint?

5. What is the mood of Moriyama's paintings?

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