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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What insects does the narrator hear singing outside his window at his family home in Part II, My Parents and I?
(a) Cicadas.
(b) Ants.
(c) Beetles.
(d) Crickets.

2. Sensei writes in Part III, Sensei’s Testament, “I was like a man who runs to the edge of a cliff, and looking down, sees that the abyss is” what?
(a) “Deafening.”
(b) “Limited.”
(c) “Blinding.”
(d) “Bottomless.”

3. Sensei says in Part III, Sensei’s Testament, “Women in those days did not wear their hair over their foreheads, but twisted it up like” what on top of their heads?
(a) “Pig tails.”
(b) “Jungle vines.”
(c) “Tornadoes.”
(d) “Snake coils.”

4. Sensei describes the road between the stone bridge and where as being particularly bad in Part III, Sensei’s Testament?
(a) Zoshigaya.
(b) Suidobashi.
(c) Niigata.
(d) Yanagicho.

5. What religious book does Sensei find in K’s room at the temple after he returns from his first summer vacation at college?
(a) A Koran.
(b) A Bible.
(c) A Vinaya.
(d) A torah.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Sensei presumably die at the end of the novel?

2. Through the grounds of what temple does Sensei enter the house of Okusan in Part III, Sensei’s Testament?

3. What refers to a system for structuring society around relationships derived from the holding of land in exchange for service or labor?

4. The narrator states in Part II, My Parents and I, “My mother seemed to attach about as much importance to my graduation as she would have done to my” what?

5. Sensei claims in Part III, Sensei’s Testament, that Sensei’s family attempted to force him into a marriage with whom while he was in college?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does K relate to Sensei of his family dispute and his situation after their third summer holiday in Part III, Sensei’s Testament?

2. What conclusion does Sensei reach at the end of his letter in Part III, Sensei’s Testament?

3. How does Sensei go about getting approval to marry Ojosan? What is the result?

4. What does Soseki’s father say after Soseki’s arrival to cause Soseki to feel remorse in Part II, My Parents and I?

5. How does Soseki’s father’s health decline as Soseki is preparing to leave for Tokyo in Part II, My Parents and I?

6. Where does Sensei move after severing ties with his adoptive family in Part III, Sensei’s Testament?

7. How does Soseki’s father’s health correspond to the newspapers in Part II, My Parents and I?

8. What is K’s justification for defying his adoptive parents’ wishes in Part III, Sensei’s Testament?

9. How does Sensei know K? How does K defy his parents’ wishes in Part III, Sensei’s Testament?

10. What does Sensei learn about K’s discovery of the engagement in Part III, Sensei’s Testament?

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