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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did the Empress' residence lie in relationship to Seiryo Palace?
(a) North.
(b) East.
(c) South.
(d) West.

2. How many women got in the carriage to go hear the hototogisu singing?
(a) Four.
(b) Two.
(c) Six.
(d) Ten.

3. What was the residence of the Major Captain of the Smaller Palace of the First Ward called?
(a) Otoko Yama.
(b) Smaller Shirakawa.
(c) High Court.
(d) Seiryo Palace.

4. What dried plant evoked a memory from the past in the section titled "Things That Arouse a Fond Memory From the Past?"
(a) Hollyhock.
(b) Cherry blossom.
(c) Rose.
(d) Violet.

5. In the section titled "Once When Her Majesty Was Residing" what did the ladies-in-waiting build in the garden?
(a) A sculpture of a bird.
(b) A flower bed.
(c) A small building.
(d) A snow mountain.

Short Answer Questions

1. What shade of plum blossom brought Shonagon the most pleasure?

2. While the Empress was staying in the building of the Empress's Office, what was reported to be in the main room?

3. What did the bedraggled and injured dog do that convinced Shonagon he was Okinamaro?

4. What title was Norimitsu awarded after his falling out with Shonagon?

5. What was painted on the sliding screen in the back of the hall at Seiryo Palace?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Shonagon say that young herbs peeking through the snow were unexpected near the Palace?

2. Why did the women hit one another with gruel sticks?

3. In "Smaller Shirakawa," why did Shonagon and her companions leave the morning service early?

4. How did Shonagon describe the life of a priest?

5. Why did Shonagon say a wickerwork carriage should move swiftly?

6. Why did Tsunefusa begin calling Shonagon Grass Hut?

7. What was the reason given for the way the snap-beetle bowed while crawling?

8. What caused Hitachi no Suke to stop coming to the Palace?

9. Why did the Empress scold Shonagon when she complained that people would see the women looking shabby as they entered the house because the gate was too small?

10. Why did dried hollyhock produce fond memories?

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