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 Kaoru immediately fall in love with while in Uji?

2. Who is extremely hurt by Yugiri's affair?

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

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

5. Who does Tamakazura marry?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What do you believe is the prevailing theme in the novel? Why? How do you interpret this theme?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the characterization of Murasaki and Ukifune.

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