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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which man matches Genji in skill and charm?
2. Who is Rokunokimi?
3. Who does Genji trust to be with him in his preparation for his daughter's initiation?
4. In which season does Ukifune regain her health and strength?
5. What was Ukifune leaning against when first found near the Uji river?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Can you see a parallel between Niou and Kaoru with Genji and To no Chujo? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Genji was very lucky with women as was Niou. Kaoru and Yugiri were not so lucky with women. Given these facts what is the novel suggesting what women want in a man? Do you believe Genji and Niou are much better men than Kaoru and Yugiri? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Throughout the novel To no Chujo is in constant competition with Genji. Analyze and describe the internal conflict that To no Chujo may be feeling. Be sure to cite specific instances from the novel to support your thesis.
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