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. Where does the Second Princess hide to escape Yugiri's advances?

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

4. What does Yugiri eventually convince the Second Princess to do?

5. Where does the Second Princess join Lady Ichijo during an expedition?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Could Ukifune's suicide attempt and escape from Kaoru and Niou be a metaphor for something else? What? How do you see this demonstrated in the text?

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