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