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. Who does Niou attempt to find after Nakanokimi receives her letter?

2. How does Genji spend the final years of his life?

3. Who is the daughter of Lady Ichijo?

4. How old is Genji when he marries the Third Princess?

5. What ceremony is Kaoru preparing for in Chapter 47?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

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

The author continues to write even after Genji's death takes place. Up until his death, the novel has centered upon Genji's character. Why do you believe that the novel continues afterward? What could this possibly suggest?

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