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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the old woman say she is gathering hair to make?
(a) A wig.
(b) A coat.
(c) A sweater.
(d) Boots.

2. What does Xiao drop when something slams into his neck?
(a) His helmet.
(b) His shield.
(c) His sword.
(d) His dagger.

3. Where does the narrator say Yoshihide is probably joining his daughter?
(a) Purgatory.
(b) Hell.
(c) Heaven.
(d) Paradise.

4. Which part of the Hell screen frightens everyone with its power?
(a) The fire circle.
(b) The devil bonfire.
(c) The firestorm.
(d) The buddhist slaves.

5. What does the sign say will ascend from the pond?
(a) A whale.
(b) A dragon.
(c) A giant.
(d) A serpent.

6. What famous knight does O-Kimi compare Tanaka to?
(a) Sir Lancelot.
(b) Sir Reginald.
(c) King Arthur.
(d) The Red Barron.

7. What are Christians sentenced to in O-Gin?
(a) Buried alive.
(b) A work camp.
(c) Burn at the stake.
(d) Hot coals.

8. What does Yoshihide do after he completes his painting?
(a) He hangs himself.
(b) He destroys the painting.
(c) He moves to China.
(d) He marries.

9. What does O-Kimi realize she has to take responsibility of?
(a) Her finances.
(b) Her family.
(c) Her relationships.
(d) Her life.

10. What does Yoshihide have have to paint on?
(a) A screen.
(b) A window.
(c) A wall.
(d) A canvas.

11. What forms over the pond just before the dragon rises?
(a) A layer of fire.
(b) A thin cloud.
(c) Ash.
(d) A layer of slaiva.

12. What is Yoshihide caught stealing from the Lord?
(a) An apple.
(b) A tangerine.
(c) A sheep.
(d) A deer.

13. Who does the Lord decide to burn inside the carriage?
(a) His chief lady-in-waiting.
(b) Yoshihide.
(c) Yoshihide's daughter.
(d) His monkey.

14. What kind of life does Xiao-er say he would live if he had a second chance?
(a) A life of virtue.
(b) A life of sin.
(c) A life of traveling.
(d) A life of fun.

15. What is Maejima Rin'emon's position in the house?
(a) The Chief Advisor.
(b) The House Secretary.
(c) The House Elder.
(d) The Chief Servant.

Short Answer Questions

1. For what reason does Shuri relinquish his title as Head of House?

2. What religion does Zenchi practice?

3. Who is watching the scene from Paradise?

4. What had the ghost been haunting that the Lord of Harikawa supposedly exorcised?

5. Who is the Lord of Harikawa known to survived a battle with?

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