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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What weather storms into the city after Hoshino steals the entrance stone?
(a) Hail.
(b) Tornados.
(c) Rain.
(d) Snow.

2. Which of the following characters encounters Johnny Walker while walking through the woods?
(a) Crow.
(b) Hoshino.
(c) Kafka.
(d) Oshima.

3. What is the one thing that Hoshino wishes he could change about himself?
(a) He wishes he was thinner.
(b) He wishes he was better looking.
(c) He wishes he was smarter.
(d) He wishes he was stronger.

4. How does Johnny Walker react when someone tries to kill him in the woods?
(a) He weeps.
(b) He faints.
(c) He ignores the attack completely.
(d) He laughs.

5. What is the first thing Nakata requests after waking from his nap?
(a) Food.
(b) Water.
(c) More sleep.
(d) Clothing.

6. Where does Hoshino promise to take Nakata when things blow over with the police?
(a) To the zoo.
(b) To an aviary.
(c) To an aquarium.
(d) To a botanical garden.

7. On what day do Nakata and Hoshino arrive at the library?
(a) Wednesday.
(b) Tuesday.
(c) Thursday.
(d) Monday.

8. Who does the spirit really belong to that visits Kafka?
(a) Sakura.
(b) Mrs. Saeki.
(c) His mother.
(d) The Virgin Mary.

9. How was Mrs. Saeki punished for opening the entrance stone?
(a) With no memory of her past.
(b) With a song that would never leave her head.
(c) With the inability to love.
(d) With everlasting life.

10. What does Mrs. Saeki ask Nakata to do with the stack of papers she has written about her life?
(a) Publish them.
(b) Burn them.
(c) Deliver them to her son.
(d) Treasure them.

11. After Nakata dies, who inherits his ability to understand animals?
(a) Oshima.
(b) The ability is lost forever.
(c) Hoshino.
(d) Kafka.

12. Who is the director of the films that Hoshino watches back to back?
(a) Francois Truffaut.
(b) Alain Resnais.
(c) Jean-Luc Godard.
(d) Claude Chabrol.

13. Where was Kafka's father when he was struck by lightning?
(a) Swimming in the ocean.
(b) In the shower.
(c) At the golf course.
(d) At the apple orchard.

14. What classical musician is the topic of conversation at the coffee shop that Hoshino frequents?
(a) Mozart.
(b) Bach.
(c) Beethoven.
(d) Chopin.

15. What does the word "Kafka" translate to from Czech?
(a) Soul.
(b) Bird.
(c) Black.
(d) Crow.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long have Hoshino and Nakata spent together by the time Nakato dies?

2. Who do the police suspect has hired Nakata as a hit man?

3. What dream does Kafka have about Sakura when he is lost in the woods?

4. Who is asked to kill evil before it can escape through the entrance stone?

5. What does Kafka feel connected to in nature as he is wandering through the woods?

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