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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 phrase does Sensei say of K “described completely his daily life” in Part III, Sensei’s Testament?
(a) “Purity of spirit.”
(b) “Concentration of mind.”
(c) “Level of education.”
(d) “Consumption by fear.”

2. Sensei has a dining table specially made for Okusan by a furniture maker where in Part III, Sensei’s Testament?
(a) Masagocho.
(b) Tomiura.
(c) Ochanomizu.
(d) Boshu.

3. Sensei asks himself in Part III, Sensei’s Testament, “Can one expect the complicated mechanism of the human mind to betray its purposes so obviously, as though it were some kind of” what?
(a) Rickshaw.
(b) Snake.
(c) Mirror.
(d) Clock.

4. How does Sensei presumably die at the end of the novel?
(a) He dies of cancer.
(b) He does of tuberculosis.
(c) He is murdered.
(d) He commits suicide.

5. The head of the family that was renting a room in the house that Sensei would eventually take was killed in what war, according to Sensei in Part III, Sensei’s Testament?
(a) The Sino-Japanese War.
(b) The Indian-Japanese War.
(c) The Russo-Japanese War.
(d) The Shimabara Rebellion.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the widow and Sensei’s landlord in Part III, Sensei’s Testament?

2. What does the narrator buy to put on the flag pole after Emperor Meiji’s death in Part II, My Parents and I?

3. To what park do K and Sensei walk from the library in Part III, Sensei’s Testament?

4. 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?

5. Sensei writes in Part III, Sensei’s Testament, “As I look about me, I find that I really have no” what?

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 is revealed in K’s suicide note in Part III, Sensei’s Testament? How does Sensei react?

3. What is Sensei’s objective in having K live with him? How do Okusan and Ojosan respond to Sensei’s suggestions?

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

5. Why does Soseki’s mother urge Soseki to write to Sensei in Part II, My Parents and I?

6. How are Sensei’s early days with his adoptive family described in Part III, Sensei’s Testament?

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

8. What happens with K’s family during their third summer holiday from school in Part III, Sensei’s Testament?

9. How does Soseki’s family react when news is heard of Emperor Meiji in Part II, My Parents and I?

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

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