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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. Why does Pumpkin have so much trouble in music class?
(a) She can't read music.
(b) She doesn't have much of an ear.
(c) She has a hard time paying attention.
(d) She can't sing.

2. What does Kuniko say Taro is afraid of?
(a) Spiders.
(b) Earthworms.
(c) Crabs.
(d) Bugs.

3. How does Hatsumomo paint her lips?
(a) She paints a pouty expression on the lower lip and the full shape of the upper lip.
(b) She paints just the lower lip.
(c) She paints a circle shape.
(d) She paints the full shape of both of the lips.

4. What word does Nobu use to characterize geisha naming traditions?
(a) Ridiculous.
(b) Foolish.
(c) Venerable.
(d) Esteemed.

5. What does Chiyo first notice about Hatsumomo?
(a) Her superstition.
(b) The small steps she takes when she walks.
(c) The beauty of her kimono.
(d) Her cruelty.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mr. Tanaka write has happened to Satsu?

2. What is the pillow a geisha uses to protect her hairstyle filled with?

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

4. How does Pumpkin react to Mameha's visit?

5. What does Chiyo compare life to at the beginning of chapter 9 to make her point about change?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Pumpkin decline to run away from the okiya with Chiyo?

2. Explain how Satsu seems to be doing when Chiyo sees her in chapter 7.

3. Write a brief description of Chiyo's relationship with Auntie as shown in chapters 5 and 6.

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

5. What consequences do Chiyo's failed attempt to escape bear?

6. Explain the story of Mameha's kimono in chapter 6.

7. Explain what Sayuri says in chapter 15 at the time of her debut about how she is beginning to feel about Hatsumomo's beauty.

8. How does her meeting with the Chairman affect Chiyo?

9. What does Mameha tell Chiyo at the beginning of chapter 12 to do in regards to Hatsumomo?

10. Describe the momoware and its meaning.

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