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