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