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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 causes Ono's great sense of triumph?
(a) The belief that his work was much admired.
(b) The belief that Moriyama would be proud of him.
(c) The belief that he had outlasted his enemies.
(d) The belief that he had accomplished something of real value.

2. What is the last year covered in this story?
(a) 1950.
(b) 1947.
(c) 1949.
(d) 1952.

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

4. What remains of Sugimura's planned Kawabe Park?
(a) Only the grass where the museums and theaters would have stood.
(b) Only the concert hall.
(c) Only the museum.
(d) Only the kabuki theater.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Setsuko think Saito felt about Ono?

2. Why had Matsuda called Ono naive in the old days?

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

4. What is always somewhere in a Moriyama painting?

5. When did Saito first meet Ono?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Ono explain Naguchi's suicide to Ichiro?

2. What does Matsuda believe was his and Ono's great misfortune?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What has changed since 1948 in regards to Ono's painting?

10. How does Matsuda console himself when thinking of his actions during the war?

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