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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Hatsumomo say Sayuri should say "Ah...ah..." at the beginning of chapter 15?
2. What does Sayuri do when Hatsumomo arrives at the Ichiriki and finds her entertaining the Chairman alone?
3. What does the cook have in her hand when Mameha and Sayuri arrive at Mameha's former okiya?
4. What gift does Nobu present to Sayuri?
5. What is the pillow a geisha uses to protect her hairstyle filled with?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Chiyo's first impression of Hatsumomo?
2. Explain what Mameha spends her time doing with Chiyo in chapter 13 and why.
3. What does Pumpkin reveal that Hatsumomo has said to Dr. Crab to ruin Sayuri's chances with him?
4. What happens to change Dr. Crab's impression of Sayuri in chapter 19?
5. What does Chiyo infer that Mameha is planning to do in regards to Hatsumomo, based on the conversation they have at Mameha's apartment in chapter 10?
6. What does Mameha tell Dr. Crab to make him doubt what Hatsumomo has told him?
7. Explain how Satsu seems to be doing when Chiyo sees her in chapter 7.
8. What does Mameha tell Sayuri to do when talking with Nobu, and why?
9. How does Mameha get Dr. Crab to take notice of Sayuri?
10. What is the apprentice's award?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain what a "plot device" is and describe how the Chairman can be considered a plot device, using specific details from the novel.
Essay Topic 2
Explain in detail why her first meeting with the Chairman is a significant experience for Chiyo and describe what she decides to do based on this meeting.
Essay Topic 3
In looking back on her life as an older woman in New York, Sayuri talks about change as well as constants throughout her life. Explain which things these are and describe Sayuri's view of how her life has changed over time.
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