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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. What is Eiji's fourth dream in Chapter Eight about?
2. What action does Eiji take after receiving the address from Daimon?
3. What kind of manager is Sachiko Sera at Nero's?
4. Who is Eiji's third dream in Chapter Eight about?
5. What does Eiji think of his new job at Nero's Pizza in Chapter Seven?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Subaru Tsukiyama and what is his relationship to Eiji?
2. How do Mrs. Sasaki and Buntaro become a substitute family for Eiji in Chapter Five?
3. How is the manuscript Eiji finds about Goatwriter an allegory for Eiji's own adventures?
4. Why does Suga get drunk and how does his failure to succeed in his quest parallel Eiji's?
5. Why is the Nero's delivery truck driver with whom Eiji rides in Chapter Eight alone in his life instead of married?
6. How does Daimon help Eiji's search for his father?
7. Describe Eiji's dream about John Lennon and Lennon's song "#9 Dream".
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. Is the earthquake in Tokyo at the end of Number Nine Dream real or fantasy?
10. What secrets does Ai Imajo reveal about herself in Chapter Six, and what do her revelations indicate about her changing relationship with Eiji?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss symbolism and metaphor in Number Nine Dream. Give three examples of symbolism in the novel and discuss what the symbols are used to convey.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Eiji's relationship with Anju. What is the relationship like during Anju's life and what is it like once she is dead? What helps Eiji finally accept her death?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast Eiji's relationships with his three male friends: Suga, Daimon, and Buntaro. Also, discuss how he meets each of these friends, how they help him and whether he helps any of them, what his relationship with each of them is like, and whether any of the relationships change over the course of the novel.
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