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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Where are Mikage's parents?
(b) On vacation.
(c) In a nursing home.
(d) In America.
2. What is Eriko's former name?
3. Who slaps Yuichi?
(c) His girlfriend.
(d) Mikage's ex-boyfriend.
4. Mikage comes across several kitchens in the first chapter. What is each kitchen representative of?
(a) The people Mikage meets.
(b) The houses that Mikage live in.
(c) The deaths that Mikage deals with.
(d) Each stage in Mikage's life.
5. What keeps Mikage from thinking of her loneliness at night?
(a) The hum of the refrigerator.
(b) The crunching of the ice maker.
(c) The breeze from the kitchen window.
(d) The drip of the leaky faucet.
6. What does Mikage worry about in her dream?
(a) That they wake up her grandmother.
(b) That they wake up Eriko.
(c) That they make a huge mess.
(d) That Yuichi's girlfriend is angry.
7. What is the one place Mikage finds peace?
(a) The kitchen.
(b) The park.
(c) The bookstore.
(d) The bathroom.
8. Who does Mikage visit the day after she receives Eriko's gift?
(a) Yuichi's girlfriend.
(b) The landlord.
(c) Grandma's grave.
(d) Her ex-boyfriend.
9. What place in the world does Mikage like best?
(a) Grandma's bedroom.
(b) The Tanabe's home.
(c) The kitchen.
(d) The bridge.
10. Where does Mikage meet up with her ex-boyfriend?
(a) Old apartment.
(c) Coffee shop.
(d) Flower store.
11. What does Banana Yoshimoto use as a catalyst for love?
12. What does the Tanabe family bring to Mikage's life?
13. Which of the following pairs are common themes in the first chapter?
(a) Destiny and spirituality.
(b) Destiny and anxiety.
(c) Growth and success.
(d) Harmony and success.
14. Where does Eriko work?
(a) A restaurant.
(b) The library.
(c) A club.
(d) A flower store.
15. What is the name of Mikage's ex-boyfriend?
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Eriko contemplating the first morning after Mikage moves in in the kitchen?
2. Why does Yuichi get slapped?
3. What does Mikage make for the Tanabe family?
4. What is the one constant in Mikage's life?
5. What beverage is Mikage drinking in her dream?
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