The Kagero Diary: A Woman's Autobiographical Text from Tenth-century... Test | Final Test - Easy

Edward Seidensticker
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did MM reveal about her adopted daughter to Fujiwara?
(a) She was Michitsuna's daughter.
(b) She was his niece.
(c) She was his daughter.
(d) She was actually her little sister.

2. What year was Tenroku?
(a) 914.
(b) 899.
(c) 972.
(d) 1001.

3. MM's aunt and ______ brought her gifts, hoping it would tempt her to return home.
(a) Brother.
(b) Husband.
(c) Cousin.
(d) Son.

4. What was the station of Omi, Fujiwara's latest fixation in Book Two?
(a) Tailor.
(b) Serving lady.
(c) Poet.
(d) Prostitute.

5. What was MM's destination when she planned a pilgrimage in Book Two with her son?
(a) Hase.
(b) Mitake.
(c) Kyoto.
(d) Uji.

6. What kept MM from committing suicide after her husband's rebuke about her depression in Book Two?
(a) Her pride.
(b) Her fears of the after life.
(c) Her son.
(d) Her religious duties.

7. What excuse did MM give to Fujiwara when he asked why she had not written him during Tenroku?
(a) Her illness.
(b) His new job.
(c) Her devotion to her prayers.
(d) His new lover.

8. When MM grew afraid that she was dying, what did she warn Fujiwara against?
(a) Mistreating their son.
(b) Angering her family.
(c) Abandoning her.
(d) Leaving his job.

9. Why was Michitsuna intent on finding his father after the fire?
(a) He wanted him to know of MM's illness.
(b) He wanted to hire him for his new business.
(c) He wanted to fight him.
(d) He wanted to help his father find the rest of his children.

10. Who took charge of the situation with the fire in MM's neighborhood?
(a) MM.
(b) Fujiwara.
(c) Michitsuna.
(d) The Prince.

11. What notable holiday passed in Fujiwara's absence when he became involved with Omi?
(a) Showa.
(b) Star Festival.
(c) Doll's Festival.
(d) New Year.

12. After the incident with the minister, for what did Fujiwara prepare?
(a) A third marriage.
(b) Religious observances.
(c) Exile.
(d) A long fast.

13. Why was MM unable to prepare Fujiwara's mourning clothes?
(a) MM was too ill.
(b) Fujiwara had gained too much weight for MM to accurately measure him.
(c) The attendants in charge of that were gone.
(d) MM was on a pilgrimage.

14. How did Fujiwara hide his face from MM when their carriages passed?
(a) Fan.
(b) He turned away.
(c) Mask.
(d) Cloth.

15. With what holiday did Book Two begin?
(a) New Year.
(b) Star Festival.
(c) Doll's Festival.
(d) Showa Day.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Fujiwara hide his face from MM during the archery contest?

2. What did Michitsuna send to the woman he admired at the festival?

3. Where does Fujiwara meet MM on her retreat with her son?

4. In what season did the archery contest take place after MM's long illness?

5. The _______ of the Ono Palace passed away in Book Two.

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