An Artist of the Floating World Test | Final Test - Easy

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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 caught in the pleasures of the floating world.
(c) He had been unable to capture the essence of the floating world.
(d) He had been unskilled about the floating world.

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

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

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

5. When did Saito first meet Ono?
(a) At the miai.
(b) Two years ago.
(c) The week before the miai.
(d) Sixteen years ago.

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

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

8. 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 recommended Ono to an art dealer.
(d) Matsuda loaned Ono money.

9. When Ono and Matsuda examine their lives, what do they see, according to Matsuda?
(a) They were fascinating.
(b) They were flawed.
(c) They were valiant.
(d) They were flawless.

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

11. What shows European influences on Moriyama?
(a) He abandoned the use of dark outlines.
(b) He used bold, bright colors.
(c) He used oils instead of watercolors.
(d) He outlined his figures in black.

12. What implication does Setsuko make in Noriko's kitchen that offends Ono?
(a) That Ono's child-rearing ideas had been too lax.
(b) That Ono had ignored his wife's advice about child-rearing.
(c) That Ono's child-rearing ideas had been too strict.
(d) That Ono's ideas had caused Kenji's death.

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

14. Why does Ichiro say spinach is his favorite food?
(a) Because his mother says spinach will make him strong.
(b) Because his father says spinach will make him strong.
(c) Because his aunt Noriko says spinach will make him strong.
(d) Because Popeye says spinach makes him strong.

15. How does Sugimura plan to leave his mark on the city forever?
(a) By leaving his fortune to the local university.
(b) By converting Kawabe Park into the focus of culture.
(c) By holding prestigious auctions for his four houses.
(d) By eliminating the pleasure district.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ono say during lunch that frightens Ichiro?

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

3. Why does Matsuda think the two men should not blame themselves for their earlier actions?

4. How do the art students treat Sasaki when he changes his style?

5. Why doesn't Miss Suzuki want Matsuda to feed his fish?

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