The Tale of Genji Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Genji want to visit the Akashi lady?
(a) She has become a great friend.
(b) He is leaving Murasaki.
(c) To sleep with her.
(d) To see his daughter.

2. At what point does Genji realize that he wants to be with the Third Princess very badly?
(a) During her pregnancy.
(b) During the time that he gives her lessons.
(c) After she is inaccessable.
(d) After she remarries.

3. What type of lessons does Genji give to the Third Princess?
(a) Poise and posture.
(b) Etiquette.
(c) Verbal skills.
(d) Koto.

4. Where does the Second Princess hide to escape Yugiri's advances?
(a) A closet.
(b) The botanical gardens.
(c) Her mother's room.
(d) In the commons room.

5. Which woman does Kaoru pass much of the night with in Chapter 49?
(a) Aoi.
(b) Omi.
(c) Rokunokimi.
(d) Azechi.

6. Who is extremely hurt by Yugiri's affair?
(a) Kumoinokari.
(b) Genji.
(c) Nakanokimi.
(d) The Second Princess.

7. Who is named corwn prince after the Reizei Emporer's abdication?
(a) The Akashi lady's son.
(b) Genji's son.
(c) The grandson of the Akashi lady.
(d) The nephew of the Akashi lady.

8. At the beginning of the New Year, Nakanokimi receives a letter from ______.
(a) Kaoru.
(b) Ukifune.
(c) Oigimi.
(d) Chujounokimi.

9. Which character has an affair with the Third Princess?
(a) Kashiwagi.
(b) Yugiri.
(c) To no Chujo.
(d) Genji.

10. Which instrument does the Akashi lady play?
(a) The shamisen.
(b) The flute.
(c) The sitar.
(d) The lute.

11. In which season does Ukifune regain her health and strength?
(a) Spring.
(b) Summer.
(c) Autumn.
(d) Winter.

12. Why can't Kaoru marry Oigimi?
(a) Her father will not permit it.
(b) Kaoru is a priest.
(c) Nakanokimi must marry first.
(d) Oigimi hates Kaoru.

13. What scares Niou off when he visits the Uji palace?
(a) Dogs.
(b) A tiger.
(c) Guards.
(d) A cross on the building.

14. How does Genji die?
(a) A dueling accident.
(b) Disease.
(c) Not specified.
(d) Old age.

15. What is Ukifune's first impression of Niou.?
(a) She is in awe.
(b) She is horrified.
(c) Love at first sight.
(d) Great admiration.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Ukifune attempt suicide?

2. Who does Genji trust to be with him in his preparation for his daughter's initiation?

3. At which mansion does Nakanokimi live?

4. What is Ukifune doing when she realizes that Kaoru is coming for her?

5. Of whom does Kaoru become jealous?

(see the answer keys)

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