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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 does Hoshino promise to take Nakata when things blow over with the police?
(a) To an aviary.
(b) To the zoo.
(c) To a botanical garden.
(d) To an aquarium.

2. What does Kafka feel connected to in nature as he is wandering through the woods?
(a) The cadence.
(b) The scents.
(c) The rhythm.
(d) The songs.

3. Which of the following is NOT something that ceases to matter in the deserted village?
(a) Love.
(b) Hunger.
(c) Time.
(d) Memory.

4. Which character reminds Kafka that "love is accompanied by sadness"?
(a) Nakata.
(b) Hoshino.
(c) Mrs.Saeki.
(d) Oshima.

5. Who is the director of the films that Hoshino watches back to back?
(a) Jean-Luc Godard.
(b) Alain Resnais.
(c) Francois Truffaut.
(d) Claude Chabrol.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following characters encounters Johnny Walker while walking through the woods?

2. Who has arranged for Nakata to live in the free apartments provided by the government?

3. What weather storms into the city after Hoshino steals the entrance stone?

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

5. Which of the following items is NOT a theme in the song "Kafka on the Shore"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Oshima wake Kafka in the middle of the night with a frantic phone call?

2. Why did Mrs. Saeki first open the entrance stone?

3. While wandering through the woods, what disturbing dream does Kafka have about Sakura?

4. What book did Mrs.Saeki write after collecting interviews?

5. What is the origin of Kafka's name?

6. How does Hoshino care for Nakata after he dies?

7. How does Kafka react when he is approached by the Japanese soldiers in Oshima's woods?

8. What happens when Crow encounters Johnny Walker in the enchanted woods?

9. How does Colonel Sanders explain his physical form to Hoshino?

10. What conversation does Hoshino get into with the elderly coffee shop owner the day that the entrance stone is flipped?

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