1 What time of the year is it in the beginning of the book? March. Early December. Mid-January. Late May. 2 Where did Shimamura grow up? Tokyo. Kyoto. Osaka. The snow country. 3 What does Yuko ask the station master about? Her younger brother. Shimamura. The hot spring town. Komako. 4 Who was sitting next to Yuko on the train? Shimamura. Her brother. Yukio. Komako. 5 How did Komako remember the exact date Shimamura left her after their first time together? By asking Shimamura. By a keepsake. Looking in her diary. By her own memory. 6 What topic of conversation made Komako speak volubly with Shimamura at their first meeting? Romance. Mountains. Tokyo life. Theater. 7 What does Shimamura do right after he meets with the geisha whom Komako brought him? He talks with Komako in the grove. He sleeps with Komako. He returns to Tokyo. He climbs and then runs down a mountain. 8 During Shimamura's first visit, where was Komako staying? At the inn. With the music teacher. At the local geisha house. With the station master. 9 What is the mirror in the beginning of the novel? A lake. Yuko's eye. A window. The moon. 10 Which of Shimamura's body parts most remembered Komako? Loins. Cheek. Right forefinger. Left forefinger. 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. He felt she was too much the typical mountain geisha. She reminded him too much of his wife. 12 Where did the fire take place? The music teacher's house. Cocoon warehouse. The inn. Komako's house. 13 Which insect falls off the screen in Shimamura's room like a dead leaf? A dragonfly. A bee. A moth. A butterfly. 14 What happens the morning after Shimamura tells Komako that she is a "good woman"? It rains. More snow falls. It becomes cloudy. The first snow falls. 15 Where does Shimamura want to take Yuko? The mountains. Tokyo. Nowhere. 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? Warmth. Coldness. Moistness. Smoothness. 18 Where does Komako meet Shimamura after his return from the Chijimi village? At the station. At his taxi. At the burning house. At the inn. 19 What makes Shimamura nearly cry at the end of Part 1? Leaving Komako. A parting couple who had just met. The change of the seasons. Leaving Yuko. 20 Who calls him/herself a "migrant bird"? Kikuyu. The porter who made the maple leaf decorations at the inn. Komako. Shimamura. 21 How does Shimamura know about Chijimi cloth? Reading an old book. Talking with Komako. Visiting the village where the cloth is made. Talking with a maid at the inn. 22 When did Shimamura promise but then fail to meet Komako? The beginning of the maple leaf season. The beginning of the skiing season. The movie at the cocoon warehouse. The "bird-chasing festival." 23 Shimamura is an expert in what field? Japanese painting. Occidental ballet. French Impressionists. German history. 24 Where does Shimamura get his money? An inheritance. Revenue from his ballet company. Work as a businessman. Royalties from his books. 25 What instrument does Komako play adeptly? Guitar. Koto. Samisen. Flute.