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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) Calls him in for dinner.
(c) Makes a lot of noise.
(d) Pretends to faint.
2. What is different about the flower in the sixth scene?
(a) It has changed color.
(b) It has grown in size.
(c) It has bloomed.
(d) It has withered and died.
3. What does the Woman urge the Man to do at the end of the fifth scene?
(c) Speak again.
(d) Stay with her.
4. What is the Man doing at the beginning of Scene 7?
(a) Practicing with his sword.
(b) Writing calligraphy.
5. What does the Woman say she dreamed about?
(a) The Man and his sword.
(b) The song of the flute.
(c) Her mother.
(d) The Man making her laugh.
6. What does the Man say he last heard about his friend's condition?
(a) Dead, having fought bravely in battle.
(b) A monk devoted to his faith.
(c) Dead with a smile and a sword through his neck.
(d) Married with many children.
7. Why does the Man say he failed in his purpose?
(a) He is weak.
(b) He has no faith.
(c) He has no money.
(d) He cannot see.
8. What does the Woman first say of her knowledge with a sword?
(a) She knows nothing.
(b) She is an expert.
(c) She knows how to defend herself.
(d) She has learned much from her brother.
9. What does the Man say the Woman has transformed?
(a) Herself and the world in his eyes.
(b) The world.
(c) His heart.
(d) His motivations for living.
10. What does the Woman say she has taught herself to do?
(a) Keep herself safe.
(b) Learn how to cook.
(c) Make the flute sound like a human voice.
(d) Make memories live forever.
11. What does the Man do with the sword after the Woman leaves in Scene 8?
(a) He chops at a tree.
(b) He sheaths it.
(c) He sits with his chin on the sharp end.
(d) He lays it across his lap.
12. What does the Woman say she only intended to do for the Man?
(a) Heal his wounds.
(b) Care for him.
(c) Make him tea.
(d) Marry him.
13. At the beginning of Scene 8, what is the Woman doing?
(a) Practicing with the sword.
(b) Pouring tea.
(c) Folding laundry.
(d) Modeling a new kimono.
14. What does the Man want the Woman to do for him one day in Scene 5?
(a) Play her music for him.
(b) Become his wife.
(c) Make his favorite food.
(d) Write him a story.
15. In Scene 5, what does the Man tell the Woman he heard her doing at night?
(b) Playing the flute.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the appearance of the Woman at the end of the play?
2. What reason does the Man give for meditating the way he does?
3. When the Man looks through the screen at night in Scene 6, what does he see?
4. What does the Woman accuse the Man of believing in the last scene?
5. What does the Man kill with his sword?
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