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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What news does Ono give Matsuda about Noriko?
2. What does Ono mean when he talks of the art students "slanging" one another?
3. What honor had Ono received in 1938?
4. How does Sugimura plan to leave his mark on the city forever?
5. What remains of Sugimura's planned Kawabe Park?
Short Essay Questions
1. What stylistic devices does Moriyama copy from the classic artist, Utamaro?
2. What do we learn about Setsuko from Ono's conversation with Matsuda?
3. What European influences distinguished Moriyama's work from Utamaro's?
4. How does Matsuda console himself when thinking of his actions during the war?
5. Why didn't Moriyama applaud his student's maturing talent as an artist?
6. Why is Ono irritated at Setsuko's insistence that Saito never heard of Ono until the miai?
7. What has changed since 1948 in regards to Ono's painting?
8. Why does the smell of burning still make Ono uneasy while he is relaxing in Matsuda's garden?
9. What effect did Moriyama try to create in his paintings?
10. Why does Ono admire Sugimura's work on Kawabe Park, even though Sugimura failed to accomplish his goals?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The constancy of change is a theme in this novel. Select a secondary character such as Shintaro, Matsuda, or Kuroda and analyze the changes they undergo as the story progresses.
Essay Topic 2
What difference do you see in the way Ono interacts with his daughters and his grandson and the way Noriko describes his earlier behavior as a father? Do you trust her description? Do you think he has changed? Analyze Ono's development as a father based on his daughters' responses to him.
Essay Topic 3
What do you make of the fact that Ono's paintings are not on display even in his own home, and that he will not show them even to his own grandson? What does it tell you that Ono will not draw or paint with Ichiro, although he encourages the boy to draw? What does it tell you that at the end of the story he tells Matsuda that he is painting again? Analyze what Ono's art work means to him in the context of these facts.
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