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This test consists of 5 short answer 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. 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?
4. When his mother phones him, what does Eiji say to her?
5. Who is Mrs. Yamaya?
Essay Topic 1
Some of the scenes in Number Nine Dream are written in first person and some are written in third person. Some chapters seem disjointed with no chronological order while others are more orderly. Discuss how the structure of the narrative reflects the state of mind of the narrator, Eiji, throughout the novel.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss how the fictional manuscript about Goatwriter that Eiji finds and reads in Chapter Five is an allegory of Eiji's own experiences. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Suga's Holy Grail and how it parallels Eiji's search for his father. In what ways are the two quests similar? In what ways are they different? What concepts is the author reinforcing about Eiji's quest in his depiction of Suga's quest?
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