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 send into the nunnery to retrieve Ukifune?

2. What is the wager between Kaoru and the Emporer?

3. Who is Chujounokimi?

4. To whom does the Suzaku Emporer send the Third Princess to in Chapter 34?

5. What does Kaoru fear toward the end of the novel?

Essay Topics

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

Through the novel, health, the economy, and the weather are believed to be the result of what? Give some examples and explain this belief.

Essay Topic 3

Why do you believe the author leaves certain events out? For instance, she left out the fact that Fujitsuo and Genji slept together; the reader does not realize this until much later. How does this add or take away from the story? What do you think? Why?

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