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

2. Which character dresses up in a disguise in Chapter 7?
(a) To no Chujo.
(b) Genji.
(c) Naishi.
(d) The Emporer.

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

4. What do priests attempt to do to Aoi during her pregnancy?
(a) Last rights.
(b) Blessing.
(c) Exorcisism.
(d) Baptism.

5. What unavailable woman does Genji greatly desire at the beginning of the novel?
(a) Rokujo.
(b) Murasaki.
(c) Aoi.
(d) Fujitsubo.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who does Genji admire during his stay in the mountains?

3. What are Fujitsubo's intentions after her husband's death?

4. From what does Genji fall ill at the end of Chapter 4?

5. Why does Genji's father marry Fujitsubo?

(see the answer key)

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