1 What time of the year is it in the beginning of the book? Mid-January. Early December. Late May. March. 2 Where did Shimamura grow up? Kyoto. The snow country. Osaka. Tokyo. 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? Her brother. Shimamura. Yukio. Komako. 5 How did Komako remember the exact date Shimamura left her after their first time together? By asking Shimamura. By her own memory. By a keepsake. Looking in her diary. 6 What topic of conversation made Komako speak volubly with Shimamura at their first meeting? Mountains. Tokyo life. Romance. 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 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. At the local geisha house. With the music teacher. At the inn. 9 What is the mirror in the beginning of the novel? The moon. A lake. A window. Yuko's eye. 10 Which of Shimamura's body parts most remembered Komako? Left forefinger. Right forefinger. Loins. Cheek. 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? 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 bee. A dragonfly. A moth. A butterfly. 14 What happens the morning after Shimamura tells Komako that she is a "good woman"? It rains. It becomes cloudy. More snow falls. The first snow falls. 15 Where does Shimamura want to take Yuko? The village where Chijimi is made. The mountains. Nowhere. Tokyo. 16 What did Komako say about Yuko that made her cry when recounting it to Shimamura? That she would take Shimamura away. That she was pregnant. That Yuko would go crazy. That Yuko was a burden to her. 17 What sensation does Shimamura most closely associate with Komako? Warmth. Smoothness. Coldness. Moistness. 18 Where does Komako meet Shimamura after his return from the Chijimi village? At the station. At the inn. At his taxi. At the burning house. 19 What makes Shimamura nearly cry at the end of Part 1? The change of the seasons. Leaving Komako. A parting couple who had just met. Leaving Yuko. 20 Who calls him/herself a "migrant bird"? Komako. The porter who made the maple leaf decorations at the inn. Shimamura. Kikuyu. 21 How does Shimamura know about Chijimi cloth? Reading an old book. Visiting the village where the cloth is made. Talking with a maid at the inn. Talking with Komako. 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 movie at the cocoon warehouse. The "bird-chasing festival." 23 Shimamura is an expert in what field? Japanese painting. French Impressionists. Occidental ballet. German history. 24 Where does Shimamura get his money? Royalties from his books. Revenue from his ballet company. An inheritance. Work as a businessman. 25 What instrument does Komako play adeptly? Flute. Koto. Guitar. Samisen.