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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. What does Kafka bring with him into the woods in case he should decide to kill himself?
(a) A noose.
(b) A gun.
(c) A handful of arsenic.
(d) A knife.

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

3. Which of the following characters encounters Johnny Walker while walking through the woods?
(a) Crow.
(b) Oshima.
(c) Hoshino.
(d) Kafka.

4. Which war does Oshima have a fantasy of fighting in?
(a) Desert Storm.
(b) The Spanish Civil War.
(c) WWI.
(d) The American Civil War.

5. When Nakata falls asleep, how long does he usually slumber?
(a) 12 hours.
(b) 24 hours.
(c) 3 hours.
(d) 6 hours.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Kafka think his mother abandoned him?

2. Where does Kafka embrace Mrs. Saeki for the first time?

3. What does Nakata decide is the location where the portal from the entrance stone has been opened?

4. What is the name of the philosopher that the prostitute recites, that Hoshino meets?

5. What happens to Mrs. Saeki after Nakata leaves the library?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Mrs. Saeki respond when Nakata bursts into her office demanding to talk about the entrance stone?

3. How do Nakata and Hoshino know that the entrance stone is working?

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

5. What happens with Mrs. Saeki sleepwalks into Kafka's bedroom?

6. How does Kafka react to the desolate village that the Japanese soldiers guide him to?

7. What does Mrs. Saeki ask Nakata to do with her memoirs?

8. How does Mrs. Saeki convince Kafka to leave the world of the deserted village and go back where he belongs?

9. How does Mrs. Saeki react when Kafka confronts her about the possibility that she is his mother?

10. What happened to the two soldiers that went for a walk in the woods surrounding Oshima's cabin?

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