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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Chapter 5, what flowers are on Kikuko's obi and cloak?
2. In a novel that Shuichi shows an office girl, what city does the novelist reference?
3. How much older is Yasuko than Shingo?
4. What direction does Yasuko face when the family eats together?
5. What is the name of the dog that had puppies under Shingo's house?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Shingo try to get Kikuko to lie down in Section 2 of Chapter 7?
2. What does Mrs. Ikeda think would help get Shuichi to leave his mistress?
3. How does Shingo describe sunflowers he sees in his neighborhood?
4. What sound does Shingo hear when he wakes in the night in Chapter 1?
5. How did Mizuta die?
6. How did Shingo come to hire Eiko?
7. Why doesn't Shuichi think Kikuko is worried about the weather in Chapter 3?
8. What story did a geisha tell Shingo in Chapter 1?
9. What does Shingo struggle to remember at the beginning of Chapter 1?
10. What does Yasuko tell her daughter when Fusako says that Shingo is nice to Kikuko?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Fusako seems to be jealous of Kikuko. Discuss the relationship between Fusako and Kikuko.
Essay Topic 2
The author uses descriptions of nature to illustrate or emphasize Shingo's state of mind. Discuss how descriptions of nature are used to illustrate or emphasize Shingo's state of mind.
Essay Topic 3
Shingo calls himself a murderer by remote control. Discuss why Shingo feels that he is a murderer.
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