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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 is Anju's relationship to Eiji?
(a) She's his twin sister.
(b) She's his neighbor.
(c) She's his mother.
(d) She's his boss.
2. Who is Wheatie?
(a) Eiji's landlord.
(b) Anju and Eiji's mother.
(c) Anju and Eiji's grandmother.
(d) Eiji's girlfriend.
3. Which of Eiji's coworkers commits suicide when told he is being demoted?
(a) Mrs. Sasaki.
(b) Mr. Aoyama.
(d) Akiko Kato.
4. To whom does Eiji think the messages about "Father" refer?
(b) His actual father.
(c) His priest.
(d) A mob godfather.
5. Who warns Eiji to stay away from the Queen of Spades because it isn't an ordinary club?
(a) Ai Imajo.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following is not an element of Eiji's daydream in Chapter One once it begins to rain?
2. What instrument can Eiji play?
3. How does Ai Imajo suggest that Eiji search for his father in Tokyo?
4. Who does Eiji find waiting for him when he comes out of the noodle shop in Chapter Four?
5. To where do the contents of the file folder lead Eiji?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter Five, from whom does Eiji receive a postcard, and how does the card indicate a shift in the writer's attitude toward Eiji?
2. What is the yakuza and how is Daimon tied to the organization?
3. Describe the strange messages Eiji receives while using the ATM.
4. Why does Suga get drunk and how does his failure to succeed in his quest parallel Eiji's?
5. Explain who Mrs. Yamaya is and describe her visit with Eiji.
6. Who does Eiji initially think "father" is in Chapter Four, and who does "father" eventually turn out to be?
7. Describe Eiji's coworkers at Ueno Station and his relationships with them.
8. Why does the second truck driver Eiji rides with in Chapter Eight want to commit suicide and why does he change his mind?
9. What secrets does Ai Imajo reveal about herself in Chapter Six, and what do her revelations indicate about her changing relationship with Eiji?
10. Who is Buntaro and what is Eiji's relationship with him like?
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