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

2. What does Johnny Walker promise to give to Nakata in exchange for his help?
(a) Eternal life.
(b) His memory back.
(c) Goma.
(d) A bag of gold coins.

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

4. What creature falls from the sky while Nakata is watching the beating at the truck stop?
(a) Maggots.
(b) Leeches.
(c) Spiders.
(d) Scorpions.

5. Which part of the paralyzed cats' bodies does Johnny Walker eat while Nakata looks on, horrified?
(a) Their eyes.
(b) Their tongues.
(c) Their brains.
(d) Their hearts.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of fish falls from the sky, exactly as prophesied?

2. What trade did Nakata learn when he was in elementary school?

3. Which of the elementary school teacher's relatives was drafted to fight in the war on the day the children collapsed in the woods?

4. After Nakata murders Johnny Walker, what changes about him?

5. What party does the political trucker align himself with?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Hoshino do during the time that Nakata sleeps at their hotel?

3. What happens when Kafka wakes from a blackout at a religious shrine?

4. What confession does Oshima make when the stern women accuse him of being misogynistic?

5. Who is Sakura?

6. What unusual prophecy does Nakata make before leaving the police station?

7. How does Crow react to Kafka's fear when he is alone in the cabin in the woods?

8. What advice does Crow give to Kafka before they run away together?

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

10. What trade did Nakata learn when he was in elementary school?

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