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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Mikage's dream foreshadow?
(a) An upcoming change.
(b) Time spent apart for Yuichi and Mikage.
(c) More loss for both Yuichi and Mikage.
(d) That Mikage and Yuichi are meant to be together.
2. What is Eriko's former name?
3. What does Mikage make for the Tanabe family?
(a) Cucumber salad and rice with eggs.
(b) Broccoli and rice with eggs.
(c) Carrot salad and noodles with eggs.
(d) Chicken salad and rice.
4. What is the name of Yuichi's mother?
5. Where does Mikage hide to cry?
(a) On the bus.
(b) An alley.
(c) In a church.
(d) In her old apartment.
6. What time does Yuichi tell Mikage to arrive at the Tanabe home?
(a) 4 P.M.
(b) 7 A.M.
(c) 10 P.M.
(d) 7 P.M.
7. What challenges does the Tanabe face in helping one another?
(a) They are constantly working.
(b) Their eccentricities.
(c) They have trouble communicating.
(d) They fear one another.
8. What is it that lifts Mikage's spirits when she cries?
(a) The sound of a kitchen.
(b) Seeing Sotaro walk by happily.
(c) Yuichi joking.
(d) Eriko's gift.
9. What emotion do Yuichi and Mikage share in the first chapter?
10. What is a kitchen symbolic of in the first chapter?
11. Mikage comes across several kitchens in the first chapter. What is each kitchen representative of?
(a) The people Mikage meets.
(b) Each stage in Mikage's life.
(c) The deaths that Mikage deals with.
(d) The houses that Mikage live in.
12. What is there plenty more of in Mikage's life?
13. Why does Yuichi get slapped?
(a) For being lazy.
(b) For quitting his job.
(c) For insulting Eriko.
(d) For living with Mikage.
14. What does Mikage worry about in her dream?
(a) That they wake up her grandmother.
(b) That Yuichi's girlfriend is angry.
(c) That they make a huge mess.
(d) That they wake up Eriko.
15. Which character is sexually ambiguous?
Short Answer Questions
1. In Mikage's dream, what is she doing in the kitchen?
2. Which relative of Mikage's dies recently?
3. Where does Eriko work?
4. What is Eriko contemplating the first morning after Mikage moves in in the kitchen?
5. What does Eriko bring home for Mikage?
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