1 What time of the year is it in the beginning of the book? March. Mid-January. Early December. Late May. 2 Where did Shimamura grow up? Osaka. The snow country. Tokyo. Kyoto. 3 What does Yuko ask the station master about? Komako. Her younger brother. The hot spring town. Shimamura. 4 Who was sitting next to Yuko on the train? Her brother. Komako. Shimamura. Yukio. 5 How did Komako remember the exact date Shimamura left her after their first time together? By her own memory. By a keepsake. Looking in her diary. By asking Shimamura. 6 What topic of conversation made Komako speak volubly with Shimamura at their first meeting? Tokyo life. Theater. Mountains. Romance. 7 What does Shimamura do right after he meets with the geisha whom Komako brought him? He returns to Tokyo. He talks with Komako in the grove. He sleeps with Komako. He climbs and then runs down a mountain. 8 During Shimamura's first visit, where was Komako staying? At the local geisha house. With the station master. With the music teacher. At the inn. 9 What is the mirror in the beginning of the novel? A window. A lake. Yuko's eye. The moon. 10 Which of Shimamura's body parts most remembered Komako? Left forefinger. Cheek. Right forefinger. Loins. 11 Why didn't Shimamura feel any desire for the geisha that Komako brought him? She was too young. She reminded him too much of Komako. She reminded him too much of his wife. He felt she was too much the typical mountain geisha. 12 Where did the fire take place? Cocoon warehouse. Komako's house. The inn. The music teacher's house. 13 Which insect falls off the screen in Shimamura's room like a dead leaf? A dragonfly. A butterfly. A bee. A moth. 14 What happens the morning after Shimamura tells Komako that she is a "good woman"? It becomes cloudy. The first snow falls. More snow falls. It rains. 15 Where does Shimamura want to take Yuko? Nowhere. The mountains. Tokyo. The village where Chijimi is made. 16 What did Komako say about Yuko that made her cry when recounting it to Shimamura? That she was pregnant. That she would take Shimamura away. That Yuko was a burden to her. That Yuko would go crazy. 17 What sensation does Shimamura most closely associate with Komako? Coldness. Smoothness. Warmth. Moistness. 18 Where does Komako meet Shimamura after his return from the Chijimi village? At the station. At the inn. At the burning house. At his taxi. 19 What makes Shimamura nearly cry at the end of Part 1? The change of the seasons. Leaving Yuko. Leaving Komako. A parting couple who had just met. 20 Who calls him/herself a "migrant bird"? The porter who made the maple leaf decorations at the inn. Komako. Shimamura. Kikuyu. 21 How does Shimamura know about Chijimi cloth? Talking with Komako. Reading an old book. Talking with a maid at the inn. Visiting the village where the cloth is made. 22 When did Shimamura promise but then fail to meet Komako? The movie at the cocoon warehouse. The beginning of the skiing season. The "bird-chasing festival." The beginning of the maple leaf season. 23 Shimamura is an expert in what field? Occidental ballet. German history. French Impressionists. Japanese painting. 24 Where does Shimamura get his money? Revenue from his ballet company. Royalties from his books. An inheritance. Work as a businessman. 25 What instrument does Komako play adeptly? Guitar. Flute. Koto. Samisen.