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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 child-rearing ideas had been too lax.
(c) That Ono had ignored his wife's advice about child-rearing.
(d) That Ono's ideas had caused Kenji's death.

2. Why had Moriyama been happy with his work looking back on it as an old man?
(a) He had devoted his life to repudiating debauchery.
(b) He had devoted his life to capturing a unique beauty.
(c) He had devoted his life to nurturing young talent.
(d) He had devoted his life to changing with modernizing trends.

3. What happened to Moriyama after Ono left his school?
(a) His reputation had spread.
(b) His work was displayed at the palace.
(c) His reputation had declined.
(d) His work had been admired in Europe.

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

5. What news does Ono give Matsuda about Setsuko?
(a) She is studying art.
(b) She is expecting a second child.
(c) She is attending cooking school.
(d) She and her husband are on vacation.

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

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

8. Why does the smell of burning make Ono uneasy?
(a) It reminds him of bombings and fire.
(b) It reminds him of burned paintings.
(c) It frightens him that the fire will spread.
(d) It reminds him of the burning of his house.

9. What phrase does Ono tell his pupils that is similar to what Moriyama has said?
(a) No man has helped more students than I have.
(b) No man has painted better than I.
(c) No man has furthered art in our country more than I have.
(d) No man will make me believe I have wasted my time.

10. Where does Ono believe his own mannerisms come from?
(a) His old friend Matsuda.
(b) His admiration of Sugimura.
(c) His former teacher, Moriyama.
(d) His friend, Shintaro.

11. What is the last year covered in this story?
(a) 1949.
(b) 1952.
(c) 1947.
(d) 1950.

12. What traits does Ono observe that Ichiro has inherited from his mother?
(a) His height and facial features.
(b) Courtesies.
(c) Ways of speaking.
(d) Mannerisms and little facial habits.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Ono feel was missing the night he won the award?

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

3. Why does Ichiro say spinach is his favorite food?

4. Why does Ono introduce Kenji into the conversation in Noriko's kitchen?

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

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