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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 Monkfish?
(a) Ai Imajo's brother.
(b) The driver of the second truck in which Eiji rides.
(c) The boyfriend of Eiji's mother.
(d) Buntaro's brother.
2. Who sends Eiji a postcard in Chapter Five?
(a) His mother.
(b) His stepmother.
(c) Ai imajo.
(d) His father.
3. What does Eiji find in the secret room of the unfamiliar house?
(a) A book manuscript written by Mrs. Sasaki's sister.
(b) Mrs. Sasaki's old love letters.
(c) A dead body.
(d) A gun.
4. What have the yakuza done to Mrs. Yamaya because of her attempts to use the information she has gathered about their activities?
(a) They have taken her hostage.
(b) They have cut off her hand.
(c) They have murdered her.
(d) They have blackmailed her.
5. Why does the person in Eiji's third dream say Anju is not dead?
(a) Because Eiji won't let her die.
(b) Because her death was a dream.
(c) Because she was kidnapped.
(d) Because life is eternal.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Ai Imajo offer to buy Eiji when they meet for breakfast in Chapter Seven?
2. What gives Ai Imajo's life meaning?
3. Who picks up Eiji as he is fleeing the exploding Cadillacs at the beginning of Chapter Five?
4. Which of the following is not a reason Mrs. Yamaya has sent information about yakuza activities to Eiji?
5. In Chapter Six, what tale does Suga give as the reason for his emotional distress when he shows up drunk one night while Eiji is working?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Suga get drunk and how does his failure to succeed in his quest parallel Eiji's?
2. Why is Eiji's grandfather disappointed in Eiji's father?
3. As he learns about Subaru Tsukiyama's life, what insights does Eiji begin to get about his own life?
4. Why does Suga take a new job in Texas and what gift does he give Eiji upon departing for his new position?
5. Explain who Mrs. Yamaya is and describe her visit with Eiji.
6. How does Eiji's grandfather show that he approves of Eiji?
7. How does Eiji finally get to meet his father, and how does he feel after the meeting?
8. Describe Eiji's dream about John Lennon and Lennon's song "#9 Dream".
9. Describe Eiji's new job at Nero's pizza.
10. Why does the second truck driver Eiji rides with in Chapter Eight want to commit suicide and why does he change his mind?
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