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. How does Genji die?

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

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

4. Where was Kaoru traveling when he hears of Ukifune's whereabouts?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Ukifune successfully escapes the advances made by Kaoru. While other women in the novel were not able to escape the clutches of men. Why is Ukifune's escape significant? Do you find that it is significant? What might her escape suggest?

Essay Topic 2

Why do you believe the author leaves certain events out? For instance, she left out the fact that Fujitsuo and Genji slept together; the reader does not realize this until much later. How does this add or take away from the story? What do you think? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the novel Genji is depicted as a womanizer, but he also has a softer side. Locate the moments in the text where Genji's softer side can be seen and explain how it develops his character and your opinion of his character.

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