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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old is Yasuko's aunt?
(a) 80s.
(b) 70s.
(c) 90s.
(d) 60s.

2. How long have Shuichi and Kikuko been married?
(a) Less than 2 years.
(b) About a year.
(c) 3 years.
(d) 18 months.

3. How long did the maid work for Shingo?
(a) 1 year.
(b) 2 years.
(c) 9 months.
(d) 6 months.

4. How long has Eiko worked in Shingo's office?
(a) 2 years.
(b) 6 months.
(c) 3 years.
(d) 18 months.

5. In Section 2 of "A Blaze of Clouds," what does Yasuko reach for every time the house shakes?
(a) Shingo's hand.
(b) A candle.
(c) Matchbox.
(d) The bed cover.

6. Who wakes Shingo early on New Year's Day?
(a) Kikuko.
(b) Kuniko.
(c) Shuichi.
(d) Satoko.

7. n Chapter 3, to whom does Yasuko say that a kerchief belonged to that Fusako had?
(a) Yasuko's brother.
(b) Fusako.
(c) Yasuko's sister.
(d) Kikuko.

8. What did Shingo believe that he picked up during a walk?
(a) Blister.
(b) Ringworm.
(c) Glass shard.
(d) Splinter.

9. What flowers does Shingo see after making arrangements for guests of his firm to visit an inn?
(a) Magnolias
(b) Sunflowers.
(c) Chrysanthemums.
(d) Azaleas.

10. What color raincoat does Eiko wear in "A Blaze of Clouds"?
(a) White.
(b) Red.
(c) Green.
(d) Blue.

11. In Chapter 5, what flowers are on Kikuko's obi and cloak?
(a) Roses.
(b) Poppies.
(c) Chrysanthemums.
(d) Lilies.

12. What is Shingo offered to eat in a dream?
(a) Beans.
(b) Noodles.
(c) Rice.
(d) Fish.

13. With whom did a geisha consider committing suicide?
(a) Her sister.
(b) A cook.
(c) A lover.
(d) A carpenter.

14. To what house was Grandfather Amamiya being taken into?
(a) Kanagawa.
(b) Hiroshima.
(c) Osaka.
(d) Tokyo.

15. During dinner in Chapter 3, how many times do candles blow out?
(a) 3-4.
(b) 2.
(c) 1-2.
(d) 5.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of flowers grow near Shingo's neighbor's house?

2. How long have Shingo and Yasuko been married?

3. How long after Eiko quits work does she bring the woman who shares a house with Shuichi's mistress to see Shingo?

4. What direction does Shingo sit facing when the family eats meals together?

5. How many sons did Kitamoto lose in the war?

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