Shizuko's Daughter Test | 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. In Chapter 14, what does Masa believe about becoming an artist?

2. At the end of Chapter 16, what does Masa do at the open window?

3. In Chapter 11, what reason does Yuki give for not wanting to fall in love?

4. In Chapter 12, how does Yuki use the time given to her for a speech about Monet's painting?

5. What does Mr. Kimura teach when he meets Yuki in Chapter 10?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine Yuki's friendship with Sachiko, a relationship that marks yet another loss in the protagonist's life.

Part 1) Why is Yuki drawn to Sachiko?

Part 2) Compare and contrast Yuki and Sachiko. What is the main conflict in their relationship?

Part 3) What does Yuki learn from Sachiko?

Part 4) How does the loss of Sachiko's friendship affect Yuki? Is Yuki a better person for knowing Sachiko? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Explain how Yuki uses art and color as a vehicle for expressing her emotional condition throughout the novel. How are her feelings communicated indirectly through artistic language or interpretation? What are some examples of instances in the novel when Yuki is able to best describe her state of being through art-related metaphor? How does each character respond to art in a way that is relevant to the story?

Essay Topic 3

Compare Shizuko's sense of loneliness and isolation to that of Yuki. What causes each to become isolated from others? Compare and contrast the way that these characters cope with the loneliness in their lives. Are these characters in some way responsible for the isolation they face? Why or why not? Is Yuki able to overcome loneliness in her life? If so, how does she accomplish this?

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