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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Moriyama declare himself unsatisfied with his early work?
(a) He had felt guilty about the pleasures of the floating world.
(b) He had been unable to capture the essence of the floating world.
(c) He had been unskilled about the floating world.
(d) He had been caught in the pleasures of the floating world.
2. Which of Sugimura's plans does Ono believe is "eccentric"?
(a) A cemetery for cats and dogs.
(b) A European style concert hall.
(c) A museum of natural science.
(d) A new kabuki theater.
3. Where does Ono believe his own mannerisms come from?
(a) His friend, Shintaro.
(b) His old friend Matsuda.
(c) His admiration of Sugimura.
(d) His former teacher, Moriyama.
4. What does Matsuda say about his own present-day perspective on life during his last conversation with Ono?
(a) It doesn't extend much beyond his own garden.
(b) It is global.
(c) It is broader than Ono's perspective.
(d) It is national and patriotic.
5. What does Ono tell Ichiro about why men drink sake?
(a) It makes a man stronger.
(b) It helps men see the beauty of the floating world.
(c) It separates strong men from weak women.
(d) For a little while, they can believe they're stronger.
6. Why does Ono quit painting for such a long time?
(a) He felt he was untalented.
(b) He had lost his touch.
(c) He was disillusioned.
(d) He had been forbidden to paint.
7. What kindness does Matsuda perform for Ono?
(a) Flowers sent during Ono's illness.
(b) Matsuda loaned Ono money.
(c) A letter of encouragement during Ono's illness.
(d) Matsuda recommended Ono to an art dealer.
8. Why does Matsuda think the two men should not blame themselves for their earlier actions?
(a) Their actions had produced good results.
(b) They were too young to understand forces around them.
(c) They acted on their beliefs and did their utmost.
(d) They were fooled by charlatans.
9. How does Moriyama respond to his students' comments about his painting?
(a) He listened, but did not respond.
(b) He corrected their errors.
(c) He explained his intentions.
(d) He expanded their points of view.
10. What goal had Ono and Matsuda shared in the old days?
(a) Finding perfect wives.
(b) Becoming world famous artists.
(c) Making a grand contribution to the war effort.
(d) Teaching the artists of tomorrow.
11. What had Ono completed the same week he received the award?
(a) His paintings of fire engines.
(b) His floating world water colors.
(c) A commissioned portrait.
(d) The New Japan campaign.
12. What does Matsuda's neighbor boy do each day?
(a) He feeds the fish.
(b) He climbs a tree to watch Matsuda feed the fish.
(c) He climbs up on the wall between the houses.
(d) He comes to visit.
13. What did Ono feel was missing the night he won the award?
(a) Kuroda's approval.
(b) His family.
(c) International recognition.
(d) A feeling of triumph and fulfillment.
14. What does Noriko like about her apartment?
(a) It is very traditional.
(b) It is spacious.
(c) It is Western and modern.
(d) It has a spectacular view of the city.
15. What does Ono hope his own students will do?
(a) Conceal their relationship to Ono.
(b) Forget they ever knew Ono.
(c) Remain grateful to Ono for what they learned.
(d) Forget Ono's part in the war.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Ono say during his last conversation with Matsuda about his present-day perspective on life?
2. What is always somewhere in a Moriyama painting?
3. How was Moriyama supporting himself after his painting was devalued and his school closed?
4. Why had Moriyama been happy with his work looking back on it as an old man?
5. What news does Ono give Matsuda about himself?
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