The Pillow Book of Sei Sh¯onagon, Translated [from the Japanese] and Edited by Ivan Morris Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Sections 25-36.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did stout men strike Shonagon as being?
(a) Sloppy-looking.
(b) Sleepy-looking.
(c) Lazy.
(d) Dumb-looking.

2. What color robe did Korechika wear when he came to report to His Majesty while the ladies sat discussing the painting on a sliding screen?
(a) Wistaria.
(b) Cherry-colored.
(c) Black.
(d) Golden yellow.

3. How did Shonagon feel about women who lived at home and cared for their husbands?
(a) Curious.
(b) Jealous.
(c) Scornful.
(d) Sympathetic.

4. What did the bedraggled and injured dog do that convinced Shonagon he was Okinamaro?
(a) Shed a flood of tears.
(b) Wag his tail at the mention of his name.
(c) Bark at the cat.
(d) Place his head in Shonagon's lap.

5. Who asked Narimasa to arrange a meeting with Shonagon about the small gate?
(a) The palace architect.
(b) The Emperor.
(c) The Empress.
(d) Narimasa's brother.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of bird was said to make its nest in the paulownia tree?

2. What did Shonagon enjoy seeing men carry to and fro as the Festival approached?

3. What color were the horses that members of the nobility came to see on the first day of the First Month?

4. What did Shonagon tell the Empress she thought of Yukinari?

5. What kind of carriage was supposed to move slowly according to Shonagon?

(see the answer key)

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