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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Ono believe should give Matsuda and him satisfaction as they review their lives?
(a) They supported a just cause.
(b) They were too young to be accountable.
(c) They followed honorable leaders.
(d) They acted in the best of faith.

2. What does Ono mean when he talks of the art students "slanging" one another?
(a) They destroyed each other's paintings.
(b) They wrote slurs about one another.
(c) They wrote unpleasant critiques of one another's work.
(d) They shouted good-humored insults across the yard.

3. 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 eliminating the pleasure district.
(d) By holding prestigious auctions for his four houses.

4. Who does Matsuda claim has been blamed for Japan's downfall?
(a) Military men, politicians, and businessmen.
(b) The voting public.
(c) The emperor and his household.
(d) Artists and musicians.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What causes Ono's great sense of triumph?

2. What kindness does Matsuda perform for Ono?

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

4. What qualities does Ono claim he shared with Matsuda when they were younger?

5. What is the mood of Moriyama's paintings?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to Moriyama's best student, Sasaki?

2. After re-establishing contact with Matsuda during Noriko's marriage negotiations, what contact have Ono and Matsuda had before Matsuda dies?

3. Years ago, Matsuda had accused Ono of having a narrow artist's perspective. What does Ono say about his perspective now that he is retired?

4. What does Matsuda say about his own perspective now that he is old and ill?

5. What does Ono say the New Japan proved about him and about Matsuda?

6. Why is Ono irritated at Setsuko's insistence that Saito never heard of Ono until the miai?

7. What stylistic devices does Moriyama copy from the classic artist, Utamaro?

8. What does Matsuda say the smell of burning most likely means now that the war is long over?

9. How does Ono believe a teacher should regard his students diverging from his teachings?

10. Why does Ono approve of his teacher's distancing himself from his students' discussions?

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