Memoirs of a Geisha Test | Final Test - Hard

Arthur Golden
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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. Which of the following geisha was Dr. Crab not mizuage patron to?

2. How many geisha were invited to the Iwamura Electric party Sayuri had been disinvited to at the end of chapter 24?

3. Who does Pumpkin remind Sayuri of when Sayuri realizes what Pumpkin has done?

4. Why does Mother suggest that Sayuri and Hatsumomo change rooms?

5. From whom does Iwamura Electric secure a loan?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Mother deal with Hatsumomo's rage when the latter finds out that Mother won't be adopting Pumpkin?

2. Why doesn't Sayuri stop the Baron from undressing her at the end of chapter 22?

3. How does Sayuri come to the impression that the Chairman is in love with Pumpkin?

4. What is the purpose of Nobu's visit to Sayuri at the Arashino estate?

5. What does Sayuri realize she can do to keep Nobu out of her life forever?

6. Explain how Sayuri finds herself in a difficult situation when Mameha comes to the okiya to collect on her bet with Mother.

7. Why does Nobu say he's angry with Sayuri at the end of chapter 26?

8. What does Sayuri think about on her way to Hakone?

9. Explain the disagreement Hatsumomo and Sayuri have about the brooch in chapter 27.

10. What is Sayuri's impression of Pumpkin when she arrives at the Ichiriki to help entertain the Minister?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain how Nobu's character is used as a symbol of both ugliness and beauty throughout the novel using specific information from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Explain what is meant by the term "self-made man", which characteristics such a person might have, and why the characters of both Nobu and the Chairman fit into this category.

Essay Topic 3

Describe some aspects of the feudal age of Japan that you think are relevant to the story and explain why there is an underlying theme of conflict between the feudal age and the self-made man.

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