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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does the Woman do to stop the Man from meditating?
(a) Pulls the sword out from under him.
(b) Makes a lot of noise.
(c) Pretends to faint.
(d) Calls him in for dinner.
2. What does the Man kill with his sword?
(a) A grasshopper.
(b) A mosquito.
(c) A bird.
(d) A mouse.
3. What does the Man confess to the Woman in Scene 9?
(a) He is in love with her.
(b) He is married and has children.
(c) He is not really a warrior.
(d) He came to her home seeking glory.
4. What does the Man intend to do in the beginning of the ninth scene?
(a) Leave the Woman.
(b) Kill himself.
(c) Steal the Woman's money.
(d) Kill the Woman.
5. At the beginning of Scene 8, what is the Woman doing?
(a) Modeling a new kimono.
(b) Practicing with the sword.
(c) Pouring tea.
(d) Folding laundry.
6. What does the Woman understand the Man's confession to mean?
(a) He was lying and was a theif.
(b) He truly loved her.
(c) He was playing a joke on her.
(d) He came to kill her.
7. When the Man looks through the screen at night in Scene 6, what does he see?
(a) A family of deer.
(b) The Woman.
(c) The full moon.
8. What does the Woman warn the Man about in the final scene?
(a) The water will never run dry.
(b) The ground beneath him is unstable.
(c) The air is heavy with dread.
(d) The clounds will tremble with thunder.
9. What does the Woman tell the Man he will fall into unless he is careful?
(a) A pit of pain.
(b) A nest of thorns.
(c) A lot of money.
(d) A crevasse of loneliness.
10. What reason does the Woman tell the man to stop telling a story about his friend?
(a) He cannot get rid of her that easily.
(b) He is a terrible storyteller.
(c) She is ill from hearing it.
(d) He is lying.
11. What does the Woman point out on the floor?
(a) The woodgrain.
(c) Spots of blood.
(d) A longtime stain.
12. What does the Man say he is a fool about?
13. What does the Woman say she tried to do for both the Man and herself?
(a) Make both of them less lonely.
(b) Bring wealth to them.
(c) Find a new home.
(d) Bring happiness to them.
14. What does the Man do with the sword after the Woman leaves in Scene 8?
(a) He lays it across his lap.
(b) He sits with his chin on the sharp end.
(c) He chops at a tree.
(d) He sheaths it.
15. What is the Woman doing in Scene 6?
(a) Dancing with the vase.
(b) Doing chores.
(d) Spying on the Man.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the appearance of the Woman at the end of the play?
2. What does the Man pick up at the end of the final scene?
3. What does the Man say he last heard about his friend's condition?
4. Why does the Man say he failed in his purpose?
5. What is the Man's response when the Woman offers to play the flute for him in Scene 7?
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