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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 is the "floating world"?
(a) The life of beachcombers and fishermen.
(b) The changing political landscape of Japan.
(c) The world of nighttime entertainment and drink.
(d) The water lilies in the palace courtyard.

2. What brought about the chances in Moriyama's standing?
(a) His European style was increasingly admired.
(b) He had changed his European style.
(c) He had returned to traditional Japanese art.
(d) His European style was seen as unpatriotic.

3. What does Matsuda say the world sees when they look at Ono and Matsuda now that the war is behind them?
(a) Two failed imperialists.
(b) Two instigators of a war.
(c) Two traitors to their country.
(d) Two old men with sticks.

4. How does Setsuko think Saito felt about Ono?
(a) Setsuko thinks Saito was an admirer of Ono's work.
(b) Setsuko thinks Saito disapproved of Ono.
(c) Setsuko thinks Saito was rude to Ono.
(d) Setsuko thinks Saito had no idea who Ono was until the marriage negotiations.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Ichiro say spinach is his favorite food?

2. How does Ichiro try to be grown-up when he meets Ono in the park?

3. What does Noriko like about her apartment?

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

5. What phrase does Ono tell his pupils that is similar to what Moriyama has said?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Ono answer Ichiro's question about why men drink sake?

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

3. Why does the smell of burning still make Ono uneasy while he is relaxing in Matsuda's garden?

4. Why does Ono admire Sugimura's work on Kawabe Park, even though Sugimura failed to accomplish his goals?

5. What effect did Moriyama try to create in his paintings?

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

7. How does Ono console himself that he did not visit his old friend as often as he had intended to?

8. Ono recalls the influence of Moriyama on his own behavior. What does he say he adopted from his teacher?

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

10. What do we learn about Setsuko from Ono's conversation with Matsuda?

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