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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where in Japan does the bulk of the story take place?
2. Which person is used to resolve the conflict between To no Chujo and Genji?
3. Who does Tamakazura marry?
4. At what point does Genji realize that he wants to be with the Third Princess very badly?
5. How does Genji die?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What do you believe is the prevailing theme in the novel? Why? How do you interpret this theme?
Essay Topic 2
Through the novel, health, the economy, and the weather are believed to be the result of what? Give some examples and explain this belief.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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