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. How does Ukifune realize that Kaoru is coming for her?
(a) She has a premonition.
(b) Other nuns have informed her.
(c) She sees him in the distance.
(d) She hears his voice.

2. By Chapter 52, Kaoru has almost given up on the idea of _____.
(a) Friendship.
(b) Health.
(c) Love.
(d) Religion.

3. Who does Kaoru immediately fall in love with while in Uji?
(a) Nakanokimi.
(b) Niou.
(c) Naoko.
(d) Oigimi.

4. What style does To no Chujo paint in?
(a) Pointalism.
(b) Impressionist.
(c) Classical.
(d) Contemporary.

5. Where in Japan does the bulk of the story take place?
(a) Byodin.
(b) Tokyo.
(c) Suma.
(d) Kyoto.

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

7. What happens to Tamakazura over the years?
(a) She becomes Empress.
(b) She falls ill with grief.
(c) She becomes insane.
(d) She grows very weary.

8. Which person is used to resolve the conflict between To no Chujo and Genji?
(a) Tamakazura.
(b) Kaoru.
(c) Yugiri.
(d) Murasaki.

9. What does Yugiri eventually convince the Second Princess to do?
(a) Leave her husband.
(b) Marry him.
(c) Run away with him to the Suma coast.
(d) To join a convent.

10. How many years have passed at the time when Genji's death is discovered by the reader?
(a) 2 years.
(b) 1 month.
(c) 24 years.
(d) 7 days.

11. What type of skill does Ukifune possess?
(a) Writing.
(b) Singing.
(c) Playing the koto.
(d) Mending.

12. Whom does Niou receive an angry message from in Chapter 51?
(a) Nakanokimi.
(b) Kaoru.
(c) Ukifune.
(d) Yugiri.

13. What does Lady Ichijo give to Yugiri?
(a) A flute.
(b) A harmonica.
(c) A harp.
(d) A tiny idol.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is named corwn prince after the Reizei Emporer's abdication?

2. Who sees Yugiri leaving the Second Princess's bedroom?

3. Why are Niou's visits to Nakanokimi infrequent?

4. In whose temple does Kaoru pray while on his pilgrimage?

5. Which man has reservations about attending Genji's banquet?

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