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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 does the Gatekeeper use to pierce the narrator's eyes in Chapter 4?
2. What does the narrator say may be the signal to put physical pain out of mind?
3. What does the Gatekeeper say about the narrator's questions?
4. What does the narrator wish he could be, in thinking about the girl in the Skyline?
5. What does the narrator say he uses his car for in Chapter 7?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain what "The End of the World" is according to the Professor's explanation in Chapter 25.
2. What does the Gatekeeper have to say about the fact that the narrator got lost in the Woods and fell ill?
3. Describe the Colonel and his relationship to the narrator.
4. What do you know about the narrator's job based on your reading of Chapter 3?
5. Explain where the narrator is at the beginning of Chapter 1 and what he spends his time doing.
6. Give a brief description of the beasts introduced in Chapter 2.
7. What does the narrator realize in Chapter 17 about Junior's reference to a "time bomb"?
8. Explain the significance of the paperclips in Chapter 21.
9. Describe where the narrator's shadow lives.
10. Describe the process for reading dreams.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Giving specific details from the story, explain how Murakami leaves the novel somewhat open-ended and explain what you think might have happened to each of the narrators.
Essay Topic 2
Consider the fact that the narrator in Chapter 37 says that he's never chosen to do anything of his own free will. Plead for or against the truth of this statement by contrasting it with the choices the narrator makes about his own life leading up to the end of the novel.
Essay Topic 3
Describe the video game the Tokyo narrator plays while waiting for his date with the librarian and draw parallels to his own situation. Describe the video game the Tokyo narrator plays while waiting for his date with the librarian and draw parallels to his own situation.
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