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

2. Why does Ono come to admire Moriyama's treatment of his students?
(a) Ono believes students often know more than their teachers.
(b) Ono believes it is foolish to waste time discussing each comment.
(c) Ono believes it is important for students to develop their own thinking.
(d) Ono believes students' comments are mere flattery.

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

4. What is the common subject of Moriyama's paintings?
(a) Children.
(b) Flowers.
(c) The sea.
(d) Women.

5. What does Ono say during his last conversation with Matsuda about his present-day perspective on life?
(a) It is all-encompassing and not bound by political borders.
(b) It is broader and includes the whole country.
(c) It is still narrow and doesn't extend much beyond the city.
(d) It is skewed by the damage done by the war.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ono say in Noriko's kitchen that upsets Noriko and Setsuko?

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

3. What does the neighbor boy do when Matsuda speaks to him?

4. Why does Matsuda say he never married?

5. How does Ono feel about the future of Japan?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. When does Ono achieve his greatest feeling of triumph?

3. What European influences distinguished Moriyama's work from Utamaro's?

4. Why does Matsuda say he never married?

5. How has Ichiro changed in the year since Ono last saw him?

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

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

8. Why did Moriyama's students never comment directly to him about his paintings?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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