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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Yuichi know Mikage?
(a) He helps carry her grandmother's stuff home.
(b) They go to school together.
(c) He meets her at church.
(d) They work together.
2. Which relative of Mikage's dies recently?
(a) Her grandmother.
(b) Her mother.
(c) Her grandfather.
(d) Her sister.
3. What is the one constant in Mikage's life?
(b) The kitchen.
4. What month does Mikage decide to stop being lazy?
5. What emotion do Yuichi and Mikage share in the first chapter?
6. Which character is sexually ambiguous?
7. What does Mikage's dream foreshadow?
(a) An upcoming change.
(b) More loss for both Yuichi and Mikage.
(c) Time spent apart for Yuichi and Mikage.
(d) That Mikage and Yuichi are meant to be together.
8. In whose kitchen does Mikage's dream take place?
(c) Her grandmother's.
9. What keeps Mikage from thinking of her loneliness at night?
(a) The drip of the leaky faucet.
(b) The hum of the refrigerator.
(c) The crunching of the ice maker.
(d) The breeze from the kitchen window.
10. What beverage is Mikage drinking in her dream?
(c) Warm milk.
11. What is the name of Yuichi's mother?
12. What is the one place Mikage finds peace?
(a) The park.
(b) The kitchen.
(c) The bookstore.
(d) The bathroom.
13. What does Mikage worry about in her dream?
(a) That Yuichi's girlfriend is angry.
(b) That they make a huge mess.
(c) That they wake up Eriko.
(d) That they wake up her grandmother.
14. What does Mikage fall in love with at the Tanabe apartment?
(a) The typewriter.
(c) Their kitchen.
(d) The view.
15. What place in the world does Mikage like best?
(a) The kitchen.
(b) Grandma's bedroom.
(c) The bridge.
(d) The Tanabe's home.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who are Mikage's remaining relatives?
2. What does the Tanabe family bring to Mikage's life?
3. What challenges does the Tanabe face in helping one another?
4. What is Eriko contemplating the first morning after Mikage moves in in the kitchen?
5. What does Yuichi want when he wakes up after Mikage has her dream?
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