The Tale of Genji Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 53.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Akikonomu?
(a) The Lady of the Lemon Tree.
(b) The Lady of the Orange Blossoms.
(c) The Lady of the Cherry Blossoms.
(d) The Lady of the Lake.

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

3. What does Genji think about Tamakazura's going to court?
(a) It is the perfect time.
(b) It may be too soon.
(c) She should have gone years ago.
(d) She may not be right for court.

4. Why does the Reizei Emperor abdicate the throne?
(a) He falls in love with a commoner.
(b) He wishes to live a life of seclusion.
(c) He is unhappy as emporer.
(d) He becomes ill.

5. What does the Empress Akikonomu send to Murasaki?
(a) Jewels.
(b) Scarves.
(c) Autumn leaves and flowers.
(d) An invitation.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Genji's father marry Fujitsubo?

2. Late in Yugiri's walk around the Rokujo grounds he overhears ______.

3. Why can't Kaoru marry Oigimi?

4. What striking feature has the Safflower Princess managed to keep over the years?

5. Who does Tamakazura marry?

(see the answer key)

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