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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 does Pumpkin leave the okiya to get for Hatsumomo in chapter 20?
(a) A shamisen.
(b) Her boyfriend.
(c) Hairpins she loaned to Korin.
(d) Noodles.

2. Why does Mameha say Mother wants Chiyo to fail?
(a) Because Mother has always been mean-spirited.
(b) Because Mother will owe Mameha a lot of money if she does.
(c) Because Mother is partial to Hatsumomo.
(d) Because Mother has never liked Chiyo.

3. What does Chiyo think she's seen in the maids' room when she returns to the okiya in chapter 7?
(a) A rat.
(b) A cat.
(c) Hatsumomo.
(d) Pumpkin.

4. What are "zori"?
(a) Fish.
(b) Pants.
(c) Shoes.
(d) Boats.

5. What is the cause of Granny's death?
(a) A fire.
(b) A space heater.
(c) A bee sting.
(d) A bad fall.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much does Mother first offer Mameha on top of her usual fee for her services of being an older sister if Chiyo pays off her debts by twenty?

2. What color do Mameha and her maid agree that Chiyo's eyes are on their visit to pay their respects to Granny?

3. What does Sayuri do when Hatsumomo arrives at the Ichiriki and finds her entertaining the Chairman alone?

4. Who did Mameha's older sister have an affair with?

5. What does Mameha say generous people don't do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Chiyo's first impression of Hatsumomo?

2. How does Mameha get Dr. Crab to take notice of Sayuri?

3. Explain the mixed feelings Pumpkin seems to have on the event of her debut as an apprentice.

4. How does Hatsumomo destroy Sayuri's debut in chapter 15?

5. What is "mizuage" and what does it have to do with Mameha's plan to help Sayuri succeed?

6. What does Mameha tell Dr. Crab to make him doubt what Hatsumomo has told him?

7. What caused Nobu's injuries?

8. Explain the deal that Mother and Mameha enter into regarding Chiyo at the end of chapter 11.

9. What does Pumpkin reveal that Hatsumomo has said to Dr. Crab to ruin Sayuri's chances with him?

10. How does Chiyo feel about Mr. Tanaka when she first meets him?

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