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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The narrator tells Sensei in Part I: Sensei and I, “I value your opinions because they are the results of your” what?
(a) Childhood.
(b) Beliefs.
(c) Experience.
(d) Religion.

2. Sensei tells the narrator in Part I: Sensei and I, “I do not want your admiration now, because I do not want your” what?
(a) “Scorn along with it.”
(b) “Insults in the future.”
(c) “Biased point of view.”
(d) “Humble opinion.”

3. During what years did the Meiji era last, according to the author in the Forward?
(a) 1831-1889.
(b) 1868-1912.
(c) 1891-1940.
(d) 1784-1847.

4. When was Natsume Soseki sent to England as a government scholar?
(a) 1930.
(b) 1910.
(c) 1920.
(d) 1900.

5. What relative of Sensei’s died of a similar ailment as the narrator’s father?
(a) His mother-in-law.
(b) His aunt.
(c) His uncle.
(d) His father-in-law.

6. Where does the narrator’s elder brother work?
(a) Masagocho.
(b) Kyushu.
(c) Hongo.
(d) Yedo.

7. Where is the narrator during the summer holidays when he first meets Sensei?
(a) Uguisudani.
(b) Nikko.
(c) Kamakura.
(d) Yanagicho.

8. The narrator’s mother suggests that the narrator take Sensei what when he returns to Tokyo in Part I: Sensei and I?
(a) Loaves of bread.
(b) Goji berries.
(c) Lychee fruit.
(d) Dried mushrooms.

9. In what month is the narrator due to graduate from university in Part I: Sensei and I?
(a) June.
(b) March.
(c) May.
(d) January.

10. What does Sensei call the azalea tree that is taller than the others and reddish-brown in color at the tree nursery in Part I: Sensei and I?
(a) Kirishima.
(b) Shinshu.
(c) Junshi.
(d) Kimono.

11. When was Natsume Soseki born, according to the book’s Forward?
(a) 1893.
(b) 1912.
(c) 1817.
(d) 1867.

12. Where was Natsume Soseki born, according to the book’s Forward?
(a) Tokyo, Japan.
(b) Fukushima, Japan.
(c) Kamakura, Japan.
(d) Osaka, Japan.

13. Who translated Kokoroand wrote the book’s Forward?
(a) Albert Johnson.
(b) Reginald Lee.
(c) Jacob Winslow.
(d) Edwin McClellan.

14. The narrator says after his discussion with Sensei at the tree nursery in Part I: Sensei and I, “Among the things that Sensei said, what interested me most was his remark that no man was immune to” what?
(a) “Evil.”
(b) “Disease.”
(c) “Temptation.”
(d) “Vengeance.”

15. What does Sensei’s wife mention as a possible cause of the change in Sensei in Part I: Sensei and I?
(a) His new diet.
(b) The death of a friend of his.
(c) The views of the new emperor.
(d) A disagreement with the neighbor.

Short Answer Questions

1. After the narrator makes an amused comment about a loving couple in the garden during flower-viewing season in Part I: Sensei and I, what does Sensei ask him?

2. By the end of what month is the narrator’s graduation thesis due in Part I: Sensei and I?

3. What type of tree in the cemetery does Sensei make a point of walking past every time he visits his friend’s grave, according to the narrator in Part I: Sensei and I?

4. Sensei tells the narrator in Part I: Sensei and I, that “when a man dies suddenly” what “causes more trouble than anything else”?

5. Sensei repeatedly tells the narrator that there is what in loving in Part I: Sensei and I?

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