The Kagero Diary: A Woman's Autobiographical Text from Tenth-century... Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What natural disaster hit the town after Fujiwara finally stayed a night with MM after their first falling out over his first wife?

2. For what did MM hope for Fujiwara's first wife after months of poor treatment from her husband?

3. How did MM realize that Fujiwara was not spending much time with his first wife?

4. What favor did Fujiwara ask MM to do for his first wife?

5. How did MM maintain a low profile during her stay in Uji?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the result of Fujiwara's promotion to major captain on MM's depression?

2. How did Michitsuna fare at the archery contest?

3. How did Fujiwara react to MM's severe depression?

4. What was the purpose of the director's subterfuge when he claimed he needed to speak to Michitsuna?

5. How did Fujiwara treat Michitsuna at the Grand Sumo Tournament?

6. How did MM's initial impressions of Fujiwara compare to her feelings for him after their marriage?

7. Why did MM decide to go on another retreat after Fujiwara's promotion?

8. Describe Michitsuna's courtship with the woman in the carriage.

9. How did Fujiwara react to MM's pilgrimage with Michitsuna?

10. After Fujiwara's illness, how did MM's feelings of dissatisfaction with her lot in life begin to manifest?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compose an essay that dissects Fujiwara's personality from the reader's point of view as well as MM's perspective. How do the differences in perception help form an accurate picture of his character?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the roles jealousy and humiliation played in MM's life in regards to her relationships with her husband, family, attendants, and other women.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the different marital traditions of the Heian period and how it contrasted to the modern concept of a marriage.

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