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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which of the following is NOT something Hoshino does to pass the time while Nakata sleeps?
(a) Reading a book.
(b) Drinking alcohol.
(c) Eating food.
(d) Gambling.

3. What happens to Mrs. Saeki after Nakata leaves the library?
(a) She begins to weep.
(b) She faints.
(c) She dies.
(d) She is arrested.

4. Who tells Hoshino that he is "a spirit - neither god not Buddha"?
(a) Kafka.
(b) Colonel Sanders.
(c) Nataka.
(d) Johnny Walker.

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

6. Where does Oshima find a copy of Mrs. Saeki's hit song on vinyl?
(a) On the Internet.
(b) In his mother's collection.
(c) In the library's collection.
(d) In a garbage dump.

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

8. Where does Kafka embrace Mrs. Saeki for the first time?
(a) At the movie theater.
(b) At the library.
(c) At the grocery store.
(d) At the beach.

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

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

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

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

13. What is pachinko?
(a) Footwear.
(b) A child's toy.
(c) A gambling game.
(d) A type of sticky rice.

14. Who does Hoshino wait to hear from before closing the entrance stone?
(a) Kafka.
(b) Colonel Sanders.
(c) Mrs. Saeki.
(d) Johnny Walker.

15. What beverage does Kafka bring to Mrs. Saeki every day at the same time?
(a) Coffee.
(b) Sake.
(c) Tea.
(d) Wine.

Short Answer Questions

1. What film does Kafka watch upon arriving at the desolate village?

2. Which of the following items is NOT a theme in the song "Kafka on the Shore"?

3. What classical musician is the topic of conversation at the coffee shop that Hoshino frequents?

4. On what day do Nakata and Hoshino arrive at the library?

5. Whose spirit does Mrs. Saeki think is living inside Kafka's body?

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