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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book One: Pages 95 through 136.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was MM's fear after she learned of her husband's affair with his first wife?
(a) She was to become a servant.
(b) Her marriage was over.
(c) Her child would be taken away from her.
(d) Her marriage was never legitimate.

2. What did MM discover amidst Fujiwara's belongings early in their marriage?
(a) A note to another woman.
(b) A flower.
(c) A drawing of a nude woman.
(d) A book of verse.

3. Which family member of MM's traveled a great deal?
(a) Her father.
(b) Her brother.
(c) Her sister.
(d) Her son.

4. For how many days was Fujiwara seriously ill?
(a) Fifteen.
(b) Ten.
(c) Five.
(d) Twenty.

5. Why was Fujiwara not allowed to touch his wife when she was ill?
(a) He could not return to court.
(b) He would grow ill.
(c) MM was hallucinating and was frightened of him.
(d) His first wife forbade it.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was significant about the letters MM sent back to Fujiwara during their courtship?

2. What was particularly important about MM's visit to Fujiwara after his recovery?

3. After how many months of marriage did MM give birth to her son?

4. What did Fujiwara enjoy sending MM in the early days of their courtship?

5. Who responded to MM's letters for Fujiwara during his illness?

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