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. By Chapter 52, Kaoru has almost given up on the idea of _____.

2. Where does Nakanokimi hide Ukifune in Chapter 50?

3. What is Ukifune believed to be when she is found by the river?

4. Where is the Suzaku Emporer's temple located?

5. In which season does Ukifune regain her health and strength?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the novel, Genji fathers many sons. Write about Yugiri, and infer as to how Yugiri may feel about his father's unrelenting antics, and seemingly selfish attitude as he has expressed at certain points within the text.

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

Compare and contrast the characterization of Murasaki and Ukifune.

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