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