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Question 1: Some of Murakami's best-known works include Norwegian Wood (1987) and ________ (1994–1995).
Haruki MurakamiBlind Willow, Sleeping WomanThe Wind-Up Bird ChronicleDance Dance Dance

Question 2: Osamu Dazai's novel The Setting Sun tells of a soldier returning from ________.
Northeast ChinaManchukuoManchuriaYuan Dynasty

Question 3: Both were rapidly developed in the middle of the 14th century, the early ________.
Edo periodKamakura periodAzuchi–Momoyama periodMuromachi period

Question 4: The ________ marks the re-opening of Japan to the West, and a period of rapid industrialization.
Imperial Japanese NavyTaishō periodShōwa periodMeiji period

Question 5: Murasaki Shikibu (c.973–c.1025): ________
The Tale of GenjiJapanJapanese literatureTokyo

Question 6: ________, and Japan's defeat, deeply influenced Japanese literature.
Collaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISecond Sino-Japanese WarSoviet occupationsWorld War II

Question 7: Indian literature also had an influence through the diffusion of ________.
Buddhism in Central AsiaBuddhism in ChinaBuddhism in JapanKorean Buddhism

Question 8: ________
Bengali literature
Chinese literature
Indian literature
Japanese literature
Korean literature
Nepalese literature
Pakistani literature
Vietnamese literature
Islamic Golden AgeArabic literaturePersian literatureMawlid

Question 9: Due in large part to the rise of the working and middle classes in the new capital of ________ (modern Tokyo), forms of popular drama developed which would later evolve into kabuki.
EdoUkiyoEdo periodEmperor Meiji

Question 10: Literature during this time was written during the largely peaceful Tokugawa Period (commonly referred to as the ________).
Edo periodTokugawa shogunateTokugawa YoshinobuBakumatsu

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