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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Kafka wakes from his blackout, who does he first call for help?
(a) Sakura.
(b) Nakata.
(c) Crow.
(d) Oshima.

2. How old was Sakura when she ran away from home?
(a) Fifteen.
(b) Thirteen.
(c) Seventeen.
(d) Eleven.

3. When Kafka wakes up in the middle of a blackout, where has he sleepwalked to?
(a) A tiny wooden cottage at the end of town.
(b) A religious shrine.
(c) The edge of the ocean.
(d) The clearing in the woods.

4. When Kafka wakes from his blackout, what is he covered in?
(a) Tar.
(b) Water.
(c) Blood.
(d) Feathers.

5. In which Japanese city does Kafka live?
(a) Hiroshima.
(b) Osaka.
(c) Kyoto.
(d) Tokyo.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following words completes this phrase which Johnny Walker said to Nakata: "This is a war and you'll learn how to ___________"?

2. Where was Mrs. Saeki's boyfriend killed?

3. Where did Mrs. Saeki's boyfriend attend school?

4. What did the elementary school teacher bring the children into the woods to pick on the day they passed out?

5. What does Nakata claim is the only joy in his life?

Short Essay Questions

1. What strange proposition does Johnny Walker make to Nakata?

2. How does Johnny Walker entice Nakata to kill him?

3. What does Kafka steal from his father before he runs away from home?

4. What complaints do the two serious women make about the library where Oshima and Kafka work?

5. How does Kafka react to the presence of the young woman's spirit in his bedroom?

6. What happened to the elementary school teacher and her class in November, 1944?

7. What does the elementary school teacher admit is the truth of what happened to Nakata in the woods?

8. How does Nakata react to Johnny Walker's request to kill him?

9. Who is Hoshino, and why does he decide to take Nakata on the road with him?

10. What conclusion did Doctor Nakazawa reach after testing the sixteen school children found unconscious in the woods?

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