1 Where does the narrator meet Sensei? At the beach. At his university. At Zoshigaya cemetery. At Okusan's house. 2 What makes the narrator notice Sensei? Sensei looks sad. Sensei is standing with a Westerner. Sensei looks intelligent. Sensei has a beautiful wife. 3 Why did the narrator's friend leave him in the beginning of the story? His friend was in love. His friend did not like the beach. His friend's mother was sick. His friend had to study. 4 How did Sensei become engaged to Ojousan? He asked Ojousan. He wrote a letter to Okusan. He wrote a letter to Ojousan. He asked Okusan for her hand. 5 When the narrator goes back home after graduation, why does he send Sensei a letter? To ask for a job. To ask about Sensei's life. As a routine letter. To thank him. 6 Why does Sensei's uncle become antagonistic towards? Sensei failed in his studies. Sensei lied about what he was studying. Sensei refused to marry his uncle's daughter. Sensei was in love with Ojousan. 7 Why does Sensei go to board with Okusan and Ojousan? He wants to find a place to stay with K. He has money from his inheritance. He is in love with Ojousan. He got into a fight with his roommates. 8 What does Sensei first notice in his room in Okusan's house? A koto and a flower vase. A flower vase and a shamisen. A koto and a chessboard. A shamisen and a chessboard. 9 What was Okusan's deceased husband? A soldier. A musician. A businessman. A fish merchant. 10 What was K.'s father? A musician. A soldier. A priest. A businessman. 11 What religion probably had the greatest influence on K.? Buddhism. Christianity. Shinto. Islam. 12 Why was K. forced to leave his foster family? He was friends with Sensei. He deceived them as to what he was studying. He fell in love with Ojousan. He deceived them about where he was staying. 13 What happened to K. after he was forced out of his foster family? He moved directly in with Sensei. He had to work to pay for himself. He left school. He killed himself. 14 How did K. kill himself? He took poison. He cut his carotid artery. He hanged himself. He slit his wrists. 15 What did Sensei find amazing about the scene of K.'s suicide? K.'s peaceful expression. The spurt of blood on the wall. K.'s contorted body. The darkness of the room. 16 Who is blamed for K.'s suicide? No one. Okusan. Sensei. Ojousan. 17 Which term was used to describe General Nogi's suicide? Budo. Junshi. Harakiri. Sepukku. 18 Who suggests junshi to Sensei? The narrator. His wife. The newspaper. He thinks of it himself. 19 At the end of the story, which Japanese emperor dies? Heisei. Taisho. Meiji. Showa. 20 When does Sensei feel as he did when K. confessed his love for Ojousan to him? When he learns that Okusan has told K. of the marriage. When he asks Okusan for Ojousan's hand. When he berates K. When he discovers K.'s suicide. 21 What is Sensei's criticism against K.? He is too given to his passions. He is not human enough. He is too religious. He is too traditional. 22 Why didn't Sensei kill himself earlier? Out of consideration for his wife. Love of life. Boredom. Fear of death. 23 What does Ojousan do? She studies at Sensei's and K.'s university. She studies at a school and learns koto and flower arranging. She does not go to school. She works at a nearby restaurant. 24 Why does the narrator suddenly leave for Tokyo at the end of the story? To see Sensei about a job. To visit K. To flee his dying father. To stop Sensei from committing suicide. 25 When does the narrator's father's sickness first take a turn for the worse while the narrator is at home? Upon hearing of General Nogi's death. Upon hearing of Emperor Meiji's death. Upon hearing of Sensei's death. Upon hearing of Emperor Meiji's sickness.