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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. Who is Eiji's second dream in Chapter Eight about?
(a) His stepmother.
(c) His father.
(d) His mother.
2. What does Eiji find in the secret room of the unfamiliar house?
(a) A gun.
(b) A dead body.
(c) A book manuscript written by Mrs. Sasaki's sister.
(d) Mrs. Sasaki's old love letters.
3. Who offers Eiji a job at Nero's pizza?
(a) Ai Imajo's roommate, Sachiko Sera.
(b) Mrs. Sasaki.
(d) Ai Imajo.
4. What is Eiji's mother doing when he arrives at her clinic?
(b) Having a birthday party.
(c) Eating lunch.
5. What gives Ai Imajo's life meaning?
(a) Her family.
(c) Her job.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Eiji asks Buntaro what he can do to cover his rent now that he is no longer working at Ueno Station, what does Buntaro propose?
2. Where does Eiji find himself when he wakes up after his second dream in Chapter Eight?
3. Which of the following does not describe how Eiji sabotages the yakuza at the end of Chapter Seven?
4. Why does the person in Eiji's third dream say Anju is not dead?
5. Why does Eiji's grandfather say he despises Eiji's father?
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. Who meets Eiji at the Amadeus Tea Room instead of his grandfather on the day of his second meeting with the older man, and why does his grandfather not meet him then as planned?
3. Why is Eiji's grandfather disappointed in Eiji's father?
4. How do Mrs. Sasaki and Buntaro become a substitute family for Eiji in Chapter Five?
5. What secrets does Ai Imajo reveal about herself in Chapter Six, and what do her revelations indicate about her changing relationship with Eiji?
6. Why does Suga get drunk and how does his failure to succeed in his quest parallel Eiji's?
7. Explain how Eiji gets a new job in Chapter Six.
8. As he learns about Subaru Tsukiyama's life, what insights does Eiji begin to get about his own life?
9. Describe Eiji's new job at Nero's pizza.
10. How does Daimon help Eiji's search for his father?
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