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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 Eiji's mother doing when he arrives at her clinic?
(b) Eating lunch.
(c) Having a birthday party.
2. What is Eiji's fourth dream in Chapter Eight about?
(a) His father and stepmother.
(b) Yoko Ono.
(c) Anju and her death.
(d) John Lennon and his song #9 Dream.
3. Which of the following statements does not describe something Daimon reveals during his visit with Eiji in Chapter Five?
(a) Daimon says the yakuza are no longer searching for him.
(b) Daimon and Miriam are going to disappear for a while.
(c) Daimon promises to try to help Eiji find his father.
(d) Daimon is now married to Miriam.
4. Who does Ai Imajo urge Eiji to meet?
(a) His father.
(b) His mother.
(c) His stepmother.
(d) His half-sister.
5. What gives Ai Imajo's life meaning?
(a) Her job.
(d) Her family.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the real reason for Suga's drinking binge?
2. Who picks up Eiji as he is fleeing the exploding Cadillacs at the beginning of Chapter Five?
3. What does Eiji think of his new job at Nero's Pizza in Chapter Seven?
4. Who does Eiji call to share the good news about the response to his newspaper ad?
5. Who is Goatwriter?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Mrs. Yamaya's letter in Chapter Seven reveal about her relationship with the yakuza?
2. Describe the disagreement between Ai and Eiji at the train station in Chapter Seven.
3. 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?
4. How does Eiji's relationship with Ai Imajo change in Chapter Five?
5. How does Eiji's grandfather show that he approves of Eiji?
6. In Chapter Seven, what plans does Eiji make with his mother?
7. Is the earthquake in Tokyo at the end of Number Nine Dream real or fantasy?
8. 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?
9. Why does the second truck driver Eiji rides with in Chapter Eight want to commit suicide and why does he change his mind?
10. How does Daimon help Eiji's search for his father?
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