The Tale of Genji Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9 | Chapter 10.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens to Genji's mother at the beginning of the novel?
(a) She gives Genji up.
(b) She leaves Genji's father.
(c) She becomes a nun.
(d) She falls ill and dies.

2. What did Genji originally believe was the most desirable thing about the Rokujo Lady?
(a) Her ability to push him away.
(b) Her beauty.
(c) Her fascination with him.
(d) Her age.

3. Who does Genji admire during his stay in the mountains?
(a) The Akashi lady.
(b) Utsusemi.
(c) Murasaki.
(d) Fujitsubo.

4. What does Genji's father do to protect him?
(a) He gets him a body guard.
(b) He deems him a commoner.
(c) He keeps him locked up.
(d) He changes his name.

5. What happens to Aoi shortly after she gives birth to her son?
(a) She dies.
(b) She leaves Genji.
(c) She becomes possessed.
(d) She becomes a nun.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is caring for Genji at the beginning of Chapter 5 during his travel to mountains?

2. What unavailable woman does Genji greatly desire at the beginning of the novel?

3. Whose sister is Oborozukiyo?

4. Who does Genji hurt during Chapter 9?

5. Genji is in love with a woman whom he cannot have during the beginning of the novel. Who is this woman?

(see the answer key)

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