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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Where did Shuichi grow up?
2. How old is the young girl who talks to Shingo about flowers blooming near her house?
(a) 12 or 13.
(b) 11 or 12.
(c) 9 or 10.
(d) 10 or 11.
3. What Kabuki play do Shingo, Yasuko, Shuichi, and Kikuko see in its movie version?
(a) Togitatsu No Utare.
(c) Kumagai Jinya.
4. What actor plays Benkei in the Kabuki play?
5. What name is on the gate of the house where Shuichi's mistress lives?
6. In Chapter 5, what flowers are on Kikuko's obi and cloak?
7. What is Shingo offered to eat in a dream?
8. What type of a dwarf tree used to belong to Yasuko's sister?
9. With whom did a geisha consider committing suicide?
(a) A lover.
(b) A cook.
(c) A carpenter.
(d) Her sister.
10. Where does Shingo think he might take a vacation in the summer?
11. In Chapter 2, how many cigarettes does Shingo remember lighting at the office all at once?
12. How long has the maid been gone?
(a) 3 days.
(b) 5 days.
(c) 7 days.
(d) 4 days.
13. How long is Tanna Tunnel?
(a) 2 miles.
(b) 4 miles.
(c) 3 miles.
(d) 5 miles.
14. How long have Yasuko and Shingo been married?
(a) About 40 years.
(b) More than 30 years.
(c) 38 years.
(d) 25 years.
15. What type of butterflies does Shingo see in his garden?
(d) Blue triangle.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Section 2 of "A Blaze of Clouds," what does Yasuko reach for every time the house shakes?
2. What does Shingo observe that the fence is made of that is in front of the house where Shuichi's mistress lives?
3. How many children were in Kikuko's family?
4. How old was a woman painter when she died in a eulogy that Yasuko read?
5. In Chapter 8, what does Shingo compare marriage to?
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