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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following characters accidentally admits to being from the same area where Kafka's father was murdered?
(a) Hoshino.
(b) Oshima.
(c) Nakata.
(d) Mrs. Saeki.

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

3. What dream does Kafka have about Sakura when he is lost in the woods?
(a) That he attacks her.
(b) That he saves her life.
(c) That he marries her.
(d) That he kills her.

4. Who is the only other person that Kafka encounters as he is wandering through the woods?
(a) A Japanese soldier.
(b) He does not encounter any other person.
(c) Mrs. Saeki's spirit.
(d) A small, frightened girl.

5. How old was Mrs. Saeki when she opened the entrance stone for the first time?
(a) 10.
(b) 40.
(c) 20.
(d) 30.

6. Who arranges for Nakata to stay at a posh apartment while the police are searching for him?
(a) Johnny Walker.
(b) Oshima.
(c) Colonel Sanders.
(d) Mrs. Saeki.

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

8. Which of the following images is the subject of a painting hanging in Kafka's bedroom at the library?
(a) A boy at the beach.
(b) Two kittens with a ball of yarn.
(c) A girl eating ice cream.
(d) A basket of fruit.

9. What does Colonel Sanders do for a living?
(a) He is a con man.
(b) He is a drug dealer.
(c) He is a hit man.
(d) He is a pimp.

10. What type of people did Mrs. Saeki write a book about?
(a) People who had unusual animals as pets.
(b) People who had died and come back to life.
(c) People who had been struck by lightning.
(d) People who had been abandoned as children.

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

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

13. What does Kafka bring with him into the woods in case he should decide to kill himself?
(a) A gun.
(b) A handful of arsenic.
(c) A knife.
(d) A noose.

14. What is the name of Oshima's only brother?
(a) Sada.
(b) Lada.
(c) Hada.
(d) Fada.

15. How long have Hoshino and Nakata spent together by the time Nakato dies?
(a) Two days.
(b) Ten days.
(c) Two months.
(d) Six months.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Mrs. Saeki think is the boy from the painting in the library?

2. Which of the following groups of people disappeared in the woods near Oshima's cabin?

3. What is the name of Mrs. Saeki's spirit?

4. What is the name of the philosopher that the prostitute recites, that Hoshino meets?

5. What color is the entrance stone?

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