The Pillow Book of Sei Sh¯onagon, Translated [from the Japanese] and Edited by Ivan Morris Multiple Choice Test Questions

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1. What time of the day did Shonagan say was the most beautiful in the spring?
(a) Afternoon.
(b) Evening.
(c) Dawn.
(d) Late night.

2. What color were the horses that members of the nobility came to see on the first day of the First Month?
(a) White.
(b) Blue.
(c) Chestnut.
(d) Green.

3. What was wrong with the appearance of the escorts that Shonagon saw while visiting the palace to see the horses on the first day of the First Month?
(a) They were too tall.
(b) Their hair was unkempt.
(c) Their feet were too large.
(d) Their faces were improperly powdered.

4. In what month did the peach trees come into bloom?
(a) The Third Month.
(b) The Sixth Month.
(c) The Fourth Month.
(d) The Second Month.

5. What did Shonagon enjoy seeing men carry to and fro as the Festival approached?
(a) Rolls of material.
(b) Decorations for the palace.
(c) Loaves of bread.
(d) Flowers for the ladies.

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