Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the name of the shy man who helps Nakata onto the train and gets him headed in the right direction?
2. Which of the following statements best describes Kafka's physicality?
3. Which of the following facts is true regarding Kafka's sister?
4. What is the name of the woods where Oshima owns a cabin?
5. Which of the following is Dr. Shigenori Tsukayama's specialty?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Oshima wake Kafka in the middle of the night with a frantic phone call?
2. What happened to the two soldiers that went for a walk in the woods surrounding Oshima's cabin?
3. What regimen does Kafka adopt and exercise everyday that he is away from home?
4. What happened to the man that Mrs. Saeki fell in love with as a teenager?
5. What is the origin of Kafka's name?
6. What strange proposition does Johnny Walker make to Nakata?
7. How does Kafka react when Sakura begins telling him about her boyfriend, who lives in Tokyo?
8. Why did Mrs. Saeki first open the entrance stone?
9. How does Kafka react to the presence of the young woman's spirit in his bedroom?
10. What complaints do the two serious women make about the library where Oshima and Kafka work?
Throughout the text, Oshima is a wealth of literary knowledge. Choose at least two literary works that Oshima discusses, and explain what he teaches Kafka about each work. Then, explain what Oshima means when he says that "there is such a thing as metaphor in the corporeal world." How does this statement apply to the novel as a whole?
Nakata, like Kafka, is a man haunted by his past. First, describe the event that altered Nakata's life forever. Then, explain how this disastrous event affected Nakata's life into adulthood. What ailments continued to plague Nakata long after the event occurred?
In the Prologue to this novel, Kafka warns his friend, Crow, that "Fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions." What did Kafka mean when he gave his friend this warning? Explain this quote and give at least two examples from the text that exemplify this theory.
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