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

2. What happens to Yugao in Chapter 4?
(a) She moves away.
(b) She marries Genji.
(c) She dies.
(d) She becomes very ill.

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

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

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

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. Who is Genji's best friend?

4. Who is Genji's former nurse?

5. Why does Genji's father marry Fujitsubo?

(see the answer key)

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