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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Komako insist she and Shimamura do the night before he is to return to Tokyo?
(a) Meet with Yoko.
(b) Bathe in the hot springs.
(c) Go for a walk.
(d) Go drinking.
2. What skill does Komako tell Shimamura she has one night?
3. What occupational ambition did Yoko have in the past?
(a) To be a doctor.
(b) To be a writer.
(c) To be a teacher.
(d) To be a nurse.
4. At the festival at night, what does Shimamura say is different in the resort town than in Tokyo?
(a) The air.
(b) The spirit of the people.
(c) The music.
(d) The stars.
5. What is Komako told about Yukio at the train station?
(a) That Yukio is dying.
(b) That he is marrying Yoko.
(c) That he has recovered from his illness.
(d) That he is asking to see her.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Komako think Shimamura should do the day following the festival?
2. What does Komako excuse herself from the cemetery to do?
3. How does Shimamura describe the voice that he hears calling to Komako from the hallway?
4. What does Shimamura wonder about when he's on the train?
5. What time in the morning is it when Komako enters Shimamura's room "dead drunk"?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Komako practice her samisen playing?
2. What explanation does Komako give about her rumored engagement to Yukio?
3. What does Shimamura find when he awakes at the beginning of this section of Part One?
4. What occupation did Yoko once consider, and why did she give it up?
5. What is the bird chasing festival?
6. What is Komako's point in relating Kikuyu's story to Shimamura?
7. What warning does Shimamura's wife give him before his trip to the resort town?
8. After delivering a note to Shimamura, what does Yoko ask of him concerning her travel plans?
9. Describe the peddler that Shimamura meets.
10. What discussion does Shimamura overhear in the hallway?
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