The Tale of Genji Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 13 | Chapter 14.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What word would must accurately describe Genji?
(a) Pallid.
(b) Fickle.
(c) Trustworthy.
(d) Distainful.

2. Who is the crown prince after the Suzaku emperor's abdication?
(a) Genji's son.
(b) Genji's brother.
(c) To no Chujo.
(d) To no Chujo's son.

3. Who is caring for Genji at the beginning of Chapter 5 during his travel to mountains?
(a) Murasaki.
(b) His nurse.
(c) A Bishop.
(d) A sage.

4. What festival does Genji attend at the beginning of Chapter 8?
(a) The Orange Blossoms.
(b) The Cherry Blossoms.
(c) The Safflowers.
(d) The Festival of Lights.

5. Which of the following is not a trait of the Safflower Princess?
(a) Beautiful eyes.
(b) Pretty hair.
(c) Red nose.
(d) Thin, misshapen body.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to Genji's mother at the beginning of the novel?

2. Who is Tayu?

3. What do priests attempt to do to Aoi during her pregnancy?

4. Genji sleeps with this woman who is in her sixties.

5. What is going on back in Genji's homeland during his time away?

(see the answer key)

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