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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. Where was Mrs. Saeki's boyfriend killed?
(a) At a birthday party.
(b) At a student protest.
(c) At a rock concert.
(d) At a book sale.

2. What is the name of Kafka's imaginary companion?
(a) Jay.
(b) Raven.
(c) Robin.
(d) Crow.

3. Who does Nakata ask for help in purchasing a train ticket?
(a) An elderly black man.
(b) Two business women.
(c) Two school children.
(d) A white tabby cat.

4. Which of the following books does Kafka read in the hotel room where he is sleeping?
(a) The Catcher in the Rye.
(b) The Arabian Nights.
(c) The Bible.
(d) The Grapes of Wrath.

5. Who does Nakata remind Hoshino of?
(a) His father.
(b) His brother.
(c) His uncle.
(d) His grandfather.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Crow make fun of Kafka while they are staying in Oshima's cottage?

2. When the teacher was beating a child in the woods, what emotion does she claim overtook her?

3. Which famous artist is discovered stabbed to death in his home on the day fish fall from the sky?

4. How old was Mrs. Saeki when she first fell in love?

5. Where does Doctor Nakazawa practice his medicine?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What regimen does Kafka adopt and exercise everyday that he is away from home?

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

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

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

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

7. What is Goma?

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

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

10. What does Johnny Walker keep stored in his walk-in freezer?

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