The Tale of Genji Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. By Chapter 52, Kaoru has almost given up on the idea of _____.

3. Where do Kaoru and Niou go on their pilgrimage?

4. What scares Niou off when he visits the Uji palace?

5. Lady Ichijo gives Yugiri a gift that once belonged to _______.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What do you believe is Genji's strongest characteristic? How is it exemplified throughout the story? Do you find that it helps or hinders him? How?

Essay Topic 2

Genji is a shameless womanizer throughout the bulk of the novel. What do you believe his actions toward women suggests about his character? Support your answers with specific references to and examples from the novel.

Essay Topic 3

After Genji's death, Kaoru becomes the main character of focus. How does Kaoru's character parallel Genji's character?

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