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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 hid his paintings and refused to speak to him.
(c) They burned his work in the courtyard.
(d) They criticized him in public.
2. What qualities does Ono claim he shared with Matsuda when they were younger?
(a) Vision and hope.
(b) Creativity and inspiration.
(c) Empathy and kindness.
(d) Energy and courage.
3. What is the last year covered in this story?
4. What is the mood of Moriyama's paintings?
(a) Bright and sunny.
(b) Cheerful and multicolored.
(c) Black and depressed.
(d) Melancholy and nocturnal.
5. What did Ono feel was missing the night he won the award?
(a) His family.
(b) A feeling of triumph and fulfillment.
(c) Kuroda's approval.
(d) International recognition.
6. What phrase does Ono tell his pupils that is similar to what Moriyama has said?
(a) No man has painted better than I.
(b) No man will make me believe I have wasted my time.
(c) No man has helped more students than I have.
(d) No man has furthered art in our country more than I have.
7. What does Matsuda's neighbor boy do each day?
(a) He climbs up on the wall between the houses.
(b) He comes to visit.
(c) He climbs a tree to watch Matsuda feed the fish.
(d) He feeds the fish.
8. What happened to Moriyama after Ono left his school?
(a) His reputation had spread.
(b) His reputation had declined.
(c) His work had been admired in Europe.
(d) His work was displayed at the palace.
9. What kindness does Matsuda perform for Ono?
(a) Flowers sent during Ono's illness.
(b) A letter of encouragement during Ono's illness.
(c) Matsuda loaned Ono money.
(d) Matsuda recommended Ono to an art dealer.
10. How does Matsuda describe the contribution he and Ono made?
(a) It was important.
(b) It was marginal.
(c) It was negligible.
(d) It was critical.
11. Why does Moriyama declare himself unsatisfied with his early work?
(a) He had been unskilled about the floating world.
(b) He had felt guilty about the pleasures of the floating world.
(c) He had been unable to capture the essence of the floating world.
(d) He had been caught in the pleasures of the floating world.
12. What goal had Ono and Matsuda shared in the old days?
(a) Teaching the artists of tomorrow.
(b) Making a grand contribution to the war effort.
(c) Becoming world famous artists.
(d) Finding perfect wives.
13. How long after their initial reconnection had Ono visited his old friend?
(a) A year.
(b) Six months.
(c) Two years.
(d) Eighteen months.
14. What traits does Ono observe that Ichiro has inherited from his mother?
(a) Mannerisms and little facial habits.
(b) His height and facial features.
(d) Ways of speaking.
15. Why had Moriyama been happy with his work looking back on it as an old man?
(a) He had devoted his life to capturing a unique beauty.
(b) He had devoted his life to repudiating debauchery.
(c) He had devoted his life to nurturing young talent.
(d) He had devoted his life to changing with modernizing trends.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does the Tortoise often destroy his own paintings?
2. Why does Matsuda say he never married?
3. What does Moriyama wish to accomplish with his students?
4. Where does Ono believe his own mannerisms come from?
5. What is found where Mrs. Kawakami's and the Migi-Hidari once stood?
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