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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who saves Ukifune from the Uji river?
2. How is the Second Princess's honor ruined?
3. Of whom does Kaoru become jealous?
4. What type of competitions are held at Genji's banquet?
5. What does Kaoru give to Oigimi in Chapter 47?
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
Throughout the novel, several of the women Genji wishes to pursue wish to become nuns instead of entering into a relationship with Genji. Given this fact would you believe that Genji is as desirable as he appears? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
What do you believe is the the importance of the role of women in the novel? Does the fact that the author is a woman influence the role of women in this book at all? Support your answer with evidence from the novel.
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