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