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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 Doctor Nakazawa first responded to the unconscious children, what did he think happened to them?
(a) He thought they were feverish.
(b) He thought they were poisoned.
(c) He thought they were shot.
(d) He thought they were faking.

2. What does Johnny Walker claim to be building from the souls of dead cats?
(a) An afterlife.
(b) A flute.
(c) A staircase.
(d) A jacket.

3. Which of the following words completes this phrase which Johnny Walker said to Nakata: "This is a war and you'll learn how to ___________"?
(a) Live.
(b) Kill.
(c) Engage.
(d) Survive.

4. How old is Kafka when he decides to run away from home?
(a) Eleven.
(b) Thirteen.
(c) Fifteen.
(d) Seventeen.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following items is NOT something Kafka steals from his father before running away?

2. Which of the following activities is NOT a part of Kafka's daily routine?

3. What is the name of the young boy who did NOT awaken after the mushroom incident in the woods?

4. Where does Sakura's boyfriend live?

5. Which of the following adjectives best describes the man who calls himself Johnny Walker?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Kafka spend his first day of freedom in the city?

4. What warning does Oshima give to Kafka before dropping him off at the cabin in the woods?

5. What note does Sakura leave for Kafka when she leaves for work in the morning?

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

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

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

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

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

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