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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 chubby girl say she can hear from the INKlings?
2. What did the Gatekeeper say he was when showing the narrator his arsenal at the end of Chapter 2?
3. What does the narrator suggest be built for the beasts?
4. Why does the narrator say he drinks so much?
5. Which landmark does the narrator describe in detail at the beginning of Chapter 4?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the differences between Western and Eastern unicorns as presented in Chapter 9.
2. What does the Gatekeeper have to say about the fact that the narrator got lost in the Woods and fell ill?
3. Explain where the narrator is at the beginning of Chapter 1 and what he spends his time doing.
4. What do you know about the Wall surrounding the Town based on your readings in Chapter 10?
5. Describe the Colonel and his relationship to the narrator.
6. How does the narrator imagine his retirement in Chapter 13?
7. What does Junior tell the narrator to tell the System about their visit and the wound? Why?
8. Describe the process for reading dreams.
9. What do you know about the Pool based on your readings in Chapter 12?
10. Describe the procedure the narrator goes through to prepare for shuffling.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Being as specific as you can, explain the Tokyo narrator's perception of reality as events unfold at the beginning of the book. Did the narrator's reaction to what is happening assist in your suspension of disbelief? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Explain some of the main characteristics of existentialist literature and describe how Murakami's novel is similar.
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