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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who does Genji admire during his stay in the mountains?
(a) The Akashi lady.
(b) Fujitsubo.
(c) Murasaki.
(d) Utsusemi.

3. Who is Tayu?
(a) Genji's sister.
(b) A daughter of Genji's former nurse.
(c) A distant relative.
(d) Genji's cousin.

4. What do To no Chujo and Genji do as the tension in their relationship disappears?
(a) Shake hands.
(b) Think back on their time together.
(c) Laugh and weep.
(d) Hug.

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

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

7. With whom does Genji sit on the royal outing?
(a) Murasaki.
(b) Tamakazura.
(c) Nakanokimi.
(d) Kimoinokari.

8. What does Genji do while he is visiting the Safflower Princess?
(a) Hold her close.
(b) Look at her with loving eyes.
(c) Look at her through a blurred curtain.
(d) Stare at her intensly.

9. What talent does Genji have?
(a) Writing.
(b) Cooking.
(c) Singing.
(d) Sculpting.

10. Late in Yugiri's walk around the Rokujo grounds he overhears ______.
(a) Genji's attempt to seduce Tamakazura.
(b) Kumoinokari sleeping with another.
(c) Genji is weeping.
(d) Genji's announcement that he is leaving Murasaki.

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

12. Who does Genji fail to support during his exile?
(a) Murasaki.
(b) The Safflower Princess.
(c) The Akashi Lady.
(d) Lady Rokujo.

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

14. What is believed to be the cause of the situation in Genji's homeland since he has left home in Chapter 13?
(a) Moon and star formations.
(b) Genji's exile.
(c) The alignment of the planets.
(d) The weather.

15. What does Genji tell the Safflower Princess when he goes to visit her after his exile?
(a) He is apologetic.
(b) That he is married.
(c) Stories and tales.
(d) That he loves her.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is going on back in Genji's homeland during his time away?

2. Who is Genji's best friend?

3. Who is the crown prince after the Suzaku emperor's abdication?

4. Which of the Safflower Princess's relatives begs her to come and stay?

5. Where does the Rokujo lady feel the need to travel to during Chapter 10?

(see the answer keys)

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