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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. When Mrs. Saeki rests her hand on Nakata's chest, what rushes into him?
(a) Blood.
(b) Light.
(c) Memories.
(d) Love.

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

4. 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.

5. What type of store does Oshima's brother own?
(a) A pet shop.
(b) A surf shop.
(c) A cake shop.
(d) A tuxedo shop.

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

7. Who do the police suspect has hired Nakata as a hit man?
(a) Mrs. Saeki.
(b) Kafka.
(c) Johnny Walker.
(d) Oshima.

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

9. What film does Kafka watch upon arriving at the desolate village?
(a) Mary Poppins.
(b) The Sound of Music.
(c) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
(d) The Wizard of Oz.

10. Who closes the entrance stone?
(a) Hoshino.
(b) Oshima.
(c) Mrs. Saeki.
(d) Kafka.

11. Who does Mrs. Saeki think is the boy from the painting in the library?
(a) Hoshino.
(b) Kafka.
(c) Oshima.
(d) Nakata.

12. What does Mrs. Saeki claim defines Kafka even though he is very young?
(a) Charm.
(b) Wisdom.
(c) Integrity.
(d) Bravery.

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

14. How old is Mrs. Saeki's spirit that keeps Kafka company in the deserted village?
(a) Fifteen years old.
(b) Ten years old.
(c) Twenty years old.
(d) Five years old.

15. Which of the following groups of people disappeared in the woods near Oshima's cabin?
(a) Missionaries.
(b) Convicts.
(c) Children.
(d) Soldiers.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following images is the subject of a painting hanging in Kafka's bedroom at the library?

2. Which of the following is NOT something Hoshino does to pass the time while Nakata sleeps?

3. What type of people did Mrs. Saeki write a book about?

4. How does Hoshino carry the entrance stone back to his hotel room?

5. Where does Oshima find a copy of Mrs. Saeki's hit song on vinyl?

(see the answer keys)

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