Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Toru Okada rationalize his wife's curtness to him in Chapter 2?
2. Who is the protagonist of Chapter 3?
3. What does May Kasahara invite Toru Okada to do the following day in Chapter 5?
4. Where do Kumiko and Toru Okada meet for their first date?
5. What does Toru Okada use to climb down into the well at the end of Chapter 5?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter 22, what does Kumiko say about her current state of mind?
2. What two requests does Creta Kano make of Toru Okada in Chapter 14 and how does he respond?
3. How does May Kasahara express her attitude to her wigs in Chapter 15?
4. What two bits of strange information does Malta Kano provide Toru in Chapter 30?
5. What problem does Ushikawa admit with Kumiko's meeting Toru, and how does he solve it in Chapter 19?
6. What does Noboru Wataya want to say to Toru Okada in Chapter 3?
7. What war atrocity occurs in Chapter 26's story?
8. Who does M consult a healer in Chapter 12?
9. What does Toru realize about his marriage to Kumiko in Chapter 34?
10. What does the unnamed boy see in Chapter 3?
Lieutenant Mamiya has perhaps the most extended personal narrative of the novel after Toru Okada. By the end of the novel, we know exactly what happened to Mamiya, in detail during the war. Write an essay, beginning with an overview of the travails this man faced in China, Mongolia, and Eastern Russia. ow did he survive, and what malicious figure continued to cross paths with him? What experience did Mamiya have in the war that was similar to Toru's? In conclusion, how is Mamiya's life a warning to Toru?
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, beginning even with its title, is a novel that draws mystically from the animal world. Animals serve as harbingers and, to some extent, good-will ambassadors. Write an essay on the roles of three animals in the book. How is each animal introduced? What is its purpose, and how does this purpose become clear by the end of the novel? Does the appearance of this animal have positive or negative connotations?
Part 1) The ducks by May Kasahara's factory
Part 2) Toru's cat
Part 3) The Wind-Up Bird
The central antagonist of the novel is Noboru Wataya, a generally unpleasant but popular politician. Write an essay exploring the character arc of Noboru Wataya. How does he go from malcontent intellectual to beloved politician in such a short period? What is his opinion of Toru Okaka, and Toru's opinion of him? Describe the initial secret that Toru knows about Noboru and how this secret gives rise to a much large incrimination of Noboru Wataya. In the end, does Noboru get what he deserves?
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