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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Genji send Yugiri in order to comfort his grandmother?
(a) Kyoto.
(b) Suma.
(c) Sanjo.
(d) Banjo.

2. Who is Omi?
(a) A prostitute.
(b) To no Chujo's sage.
(c) A teacher.
(d) A woman that To no Chujo finds very enticing.

3. What does Genji avoid doing at the start of the rule of the Suzaku emperor?
(a) Contacting the new emporer.
(b) Spending time with his children.
(c) Seeing women he has slept with.
(d) Traveling.

4. Who is Lady Rokujo's daughter?
(a) Akikonomu.
(b) Nakanokimi.
(c) Yugao.
(d) Murasaki.

5. Who is Genji's best friend?
(a) Murasaki.
(b) Akashi.
(c) To no Chujo.
(d) Yugiri.

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

7. Who attempts to arrange a meeting between Genji and Utsusemi?
(a) Utsusemi's sister.
(b) Tu no Chujo.
(c) Utsusemi's brother.
(d) Utsusemi's father.

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

9. Who is caring for Genji at the beginning of Chapter 5 during his travel to mountains?
(a) A Bishop.
(b) Murasaki.
(c) His nurse.
(d) A sage.

10. Fujitsubo is ashamed of Genji's presence because:
(a) He is dressed very poorly.
(b) She is having impure thoughts.
(c) She is pregnant with his child.
(d) She is secretly in love with him.

11. To whom does Yugiri send a love letter in Chapter 21?
(a) Nakanokimi.
(b) Cho Mihn.
(c) Koremitsu's daughter.
(d) Mao.

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

13. In which wing of the palace do Genji and Murasaki live?
(a) The Southeast Quarter.
(b) The Northeast Quarter.
(c) The West Wing.
(d) The South Wing.

14. Where does Genji send Yugiri after rumors spread of his rank being raised?
(a) Exile.
(b) To the court.
(c) Suma.
(d) The University.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Genji's go-between for he and the Safflower Princess?

2. Which lady does Genji begin spending time with in Chapter 11?

3. Where is the Akashi lady's mansion located?

4. After falling out of favor with the court where does Genji decide to go?

5. What does Genji think about Tamakazura's going to court?

(see the answer keys)

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