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 many children does Genji have?
(a) Three.
(b) Four.
(c) Five.
(d) Unknown.

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

3. Of whom does Kaoru become jealous?
(a) Genji.
(b) Kashiwagi.
(c) Niou.
(d) Oigimi.

4. Why are Niou's visits to Nakanokimi infrequent?
(a) He does not love Nakanokimi anymore.
(b) Nakanokimi does not want to see Niou anymore.
(c) He has another wife.
(d) It is difficult to travel to Nakanokimi.

5. What style does Genji paint in?
(a) Impressionist.
(b) Classical.
(c) Abstract.
(d) Contemporary.

6. What does Niou learn about Ukifune?
(a) She is very ill.
(b) She has died.
(c) She is married.
(d) She has become a nun.

7. Who is Chujounokimi?
(a) Kaoru's love interest.
(b) Nakanokimi's mother.
(c) Niou's new love interest.
(d) Ukifune's mother.

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

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

10. What is dumped on Higekuro's head after his wife hears news of his marriage?
(a) Fruit.
(b) Nails.
(c) Ashes.
(d) Dirt.

11. What is Ukifune thinking about as she sits alone at the end of the novel?
(a) She believes that she made a mistake.
(b) She believes that she should seek out Kaoru.
(c) Her time with Niou.
(d) How she does not want to be a nun any longer.

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

13. Who does Niou attempt to find after Nakanokimi receives her letter?
(a) Ukifune.
(b) Chujounokimi.
(c) Kaoru.
(d) Oigimi.

14. Who does Niou send to Uji to ask about Ukifune's whereabouts?
(a) Tamakazura.
(b) Tokikata.
(c) General Higekuro.
(d) Kaoru.

15. Lady Ichijo gives Yugiri a gift that once belonged to _______.
(a) Kashiwagi.
(b) Genji.
(c) The Second Princess.
(d) The Reizei Emporer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of skill does Ukifune possess?

2. What was Ukifune leaning against when first found near the Uji river?

3. Which character has an affair with the Third Princess?

4. What is the Suzako Emporer intent on doing that lends him the reason to send the Third Princess away?

5. At what point does Genji realize that he wants to be with the Third Princess very badly?

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