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? The snow country. Kyoto. Tokyo. Osaka. 3 What does Yuko ask the station master about? Shimamura. The hot spring town. Komako. Her younger brother. 4 Who was sitting next to Yuko on the train? Komako. Shimamura. Yukio. Her brother. 5 How did Komako remember the exact date Shimamura left her after their first time together? Looking in her diary. By a keepsake. By her own memory. By asking Shimamura. 6 What topic of conversation made Komako speak volubly with Shimamura at their first meeting? Tokyo life. Romance. Mountains. Theater. 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? 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? Cheek. Left forefinger. Right forefinger. Loins. 11 Why didn't Shimamura feel any desire for the geisha that Komako brought him? She reminded him too much of his wife. He felt she was too much the typical mountain geisha. She reminded him too much of Komako. She was too young. 12 Where did the fire take place? The music teacher's house. The inn. Cocoon warehouse. Komako's house. 13 Which insect falls off the screen in Shimamura's room like a dead leaf? A butterfly. A dragonfly. A moth. A bee. 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 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 Yuko was a burden to her. That she would take Shimamura away. That she was pregnant. 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 burning house. At the inn. At his taxi. At the station. 19 What makes Shimamura nearly cry at the end of Part 1? Leaving Yuko. The change of the seasons. A parting couple who had just met. Leaving Komako. 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? Visiting the village where the cloth is made. Talking with Komako. Talking with a maid at the inn. 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 movie at the cocoon warehouse. 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. Work as a businessman. An inheritance. Royalties from his books. 25 What instrument does Komako play adeptly? Guitar. Koto. Samisen. Flute.