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. Who is Genji's go-between for he and the Safflower Princess?
(a) Fujitsubo.
(b) Tayu.
(c) To no Chujo.
(d) Murasaki.

2. Why is Genji forlorn in Chapter 6?
(a) He has developed a crush on his cousin.
(b) Due to the death of Yugao.
(c) Due to the death of his mother.
(d) He has lost a competition with To no Chujo.

3. What are Fujitsubo's intentions after her husband's death?
(a) To begin a relationship with Genji.
(b) To commit suicide.
(c) To become a nun.
(d) To remarry.

4. Genji sleeps with this woman who is in her sixties.
(a) Murasaki.
(b) Fujitsubo.
(c) Utsusemi.
(d) Naishi.

5. Where does the Rokujo lady feel the need to travel to during Chapter 10?
(a) Kyoto.
(b) Kamo.
(c) Byodin-Shrine.
(d) Suma.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which character dresses up in a disguise in Chapter 7?

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

4. What word would must accurately describe Genji?

5. What happens to Aoi shortly after she gives birth to her son?

(see the answer key)

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