The Kagero Diary: A Woman's Autobiographical Text from Tenth-century... 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. What was the station of Omi, Fujiwara's latest fixation in Book Two?

2. Why was Michitsuna given an official rank in court?

3. How did MM prepare for her prayers to Buddha during Fujiwara's long absences?

4. What did Michitsuna threaten to do if MM committed suicide?

5. Through whom was MM only able to tolerate communicating with Fujiwara after adopting her daughter?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Analyze MM's poetry and prose. Discuss the technical aspects of her writing, as well as the significance of her frequent subject matter.

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Compose an essay about the significance of MM's final rejection of Fujiwara and the ways in which she came to terms with their broken marriage.

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