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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who dies in June, 1950?
(a) Matsuda.
(b) Ono.
(c) Kuroda.
(d) Shintaro.

4. Which of Sugimura's plans does Ono believe is "eccentric"?
(a) A museum of natural science.
(b) A new kabuki theater.
(c) A European style concert hall.
(d) A cemetery for cats and dogs.

5. Why does Ono admire Sugimura?
(a) He aspired to fame.
(b) He aspired to make a fortune.
(c) He aspired to rise above mediocrity.
(d) He was a skilled landscape designer.

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

7. What does Noriko like about her apartment?
(a) It is Western and modern.
(b) It is very traditional.
(c) It is spacious.
(d) It has a spectacular view of the city.

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

9. Why does Ono believe that the Tortoise or Shintaro will never feel the sort of happiness he felt sitting on the hillside?
(a) They were not skilled enough craftsmen.
(b) They did not risk everything in an attempt to be extraordinary.
(c) They were prone to complain.
(d) They did not have the talent.

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

11. What does Ono want to say to Moriyama if they meet again?
(a) Ono had not had to illustrate comic books after all.
(b) Ono was grateful for Moriyama's help.
(c) Moriyama's assessment of his work had been correct.
(d) Moriyama's teaching had helped him immeasureably.

12. Why is Ono surprised at Setsuko's view of Noriko's marriage negotiation?
(a) Because she had made a similar confession.
(b) Because he had salvaged the negotiations.
(c) Because she had been the one who suggested that he take steps to clarify his position.
(d) Because his declaration had a good result.

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

14. 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's ideas had caused Kenji's death.
(d) That Ono had ignored his wife's advice about child-rearing.

15. Why had Matsuda called Ono naive in the old days?
(a) His perspective as an artist was narrow.
(b) He had no interest in politics.
(c) His worldview was too broad.
(d) He had no understanding of politics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Matsuda envy Ono?

2. What does Matsuda say the smell of burning means now that the war is over?

3. What goal had Ono and Matsuda shared in the old days?

4. Where does Ono believe his own mannerisms come from?

5. What does Moriyama wish to accomplish with his students?

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