Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Yasuckichi have to write for Lieutenant Honda?

2. What does Hanzaburo become obsessed with hiding?

3. Who does the author believe is chasing him?

4. What did Honda die from?

5. What was Akutagawa's brother-in-law wearing when he died?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In what way is death a constant theme throughout the book? In what way do the Japanese view death differently to other western cultures? Does the author share this view?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the author's writing style. How would you describe the author's prose style? What kind of vocabulary does he use? What meaning does the author's style give to the story?

Essay Topic 3

What are the differences between a novel and a short story in terms of the following?

1. Language.

2. Character.

3. Structure.

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