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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What color obi is Kikuko wearing at the beginning of Chapter 12?
2. How old is the geisha who sits on Shingo's lap when he sees several geisha home?
(a) 4-5 years younger than Kikuko.
(b) Kikuko's age.
3. How old are the lotus seeds that a lotus doctor manages to get to blossom?
(a) 10 years old.
(b) 500 years old.
(c) 25 years old.
(d) 2,000 years old.
4. How old was the president of a boat and yacht company who disappeared?
5. How many buds did a dwarf tree have that sits in front of the tobacconist's shop before they were pinched off?
6. What disease did the young man have who was strangled by his grandfather?
(b) Multiple Schlerosis.
(d) Infantile paralysis.
7. What are Mrs. Ikeda and Kinu having for supper the night Shingo goes to talk to Kinu?
8. What mountain does Shingo see as the train passes Ofuna?
(a) Mount Tokachi.
(b) Mount Hotaka.
(c) Mount Fuji.
(d) Mount Rishiri.
9. Where did Aihara attempt to commit suicide?
(a) Shakotan Peninsula.
(b) Izu Peninsula.
(c) Shiretoko Peninsula.
(d) Notsuke Peninsula.
10. What does Shingo buy after Kikuko gives the family gifts?
(b) Washing machine.
(c) Vacuum cleaner.
11. What is Mrs. Ikeda wearing when Shingo goes to talk with Kinu about her pregnancy?
(c) Navy blue skirt.
(d) Blue dress.
12. In Chapter 10, what bird does Shingo hear before it flies off toward the sea?
13. During rush hour, how often do trains on the Yokosuka Line run?
(a) Every 20 minutes.
(b) Every 15 minutes.
(c) Every 30 minutes.
(d) Every 10 minutes.
14. What is the name of the spa where Aihara attempted to commit suicide?
15. Shingo's friend that he visited in the hospital dies. How many years earlier had his wife died?
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Shingo's friend who is dying want Shingo to bring him?
2. When carbon radiation tests were performed on some lotus seeds, how old were the seeds determined to be?
3. What wakes Shingo after he dreams that he has a long beard?
4. Who asked Shuichi to help Shingo cut the yatsude?
5. What color flowers does Shingo see one day on a drizzly day in mid-August?
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