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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. From whose point of view is Chapter 15 written?
(a) Murasaki.
(b) The Safflower Princess.
(c) Omnicsient.
(d) Genji.

2. Who does Genji send over to the grounds of the Safflower Princess in Chapter 15?
(a) Horses.
(b) Priests.
(c) Workmen.
(d) Nurses.

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

4. Where is the Akashi lady's mansion located?
(a) Tokyo.
(b) Uji.
(c) Suma.
(d) Miyako.

5. How does Murasaki return the Empress Akikonomu's kind gesture in Chapter 24?
(a) Silks.
(b) Sending an invitation to view her spring garden.
(c) A bouquet of flowers.
(d) An Invitation to tea.

6. What does Yugiri think about Tamakazura?
(a) That she is the daughter of To no Chujo.
(b) That she is an evil woman.
(c) That she is Genji's daughter.
(d) He is secretly in love with her.

7. Genji is in love with a woman whom he cannot have during the beginning of the novel. Who is this woman?
(a) Rokujo.
(b) Fujitsubo.
(c) Aoi.
(d) Akashi.

8. Who does Genji hurt during Chapter 9?
(a) Fujitsubo.
(b) Rokujo lady.
(c) Lady Akashi.
(d) Aoi.

9. Why do Genji and To no Chujo decide to compete against each other?
(a) In good fun.
(b) To make money.
(c) The gain attention.
(d) To seduce a woman.

10. With whom does Genji decide to travel home after living in exile?
(a) Fujitsubo.
(b) A monk.
(c) A sage.
(d) The Suzaku Emporer.

11. What does Genji notice about the Safflower Princess during a visit in Chapter 23?
(a) She is very pretty.
(b) That she has been married.
(c) She has become a wise woman.
(d) That she is cold.

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

13. What hits Genji's palace in Rokujo?
(a) Devestation.
(b) A storm.
(c) Famine.
(d) A plague.

14. What happens in Chapter 13 that causes Genji to reevaluate his past?
(a) Death of a friend.
(b) Illness.
(c) A storm.
(d) An invasion.

15. What does To no Chujo find frustrating about Kumoinokari?
(a) That she is in love with Yugiri.
(b) That she is not beautiful.
(c) That she is not the talk of the town.
(d) That she and him do not have a good relationship.

Short Answer Questions

1. What word would must accurately describe Genji?

2. Who is Genji's former nurse?

3. Who is Genji's best friend?

4. Where does Genji send Yugiri in order to comfort his grandmother?

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

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