Kafka on the Shore: Summary & Analysis


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What is a bildungsroman?

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1. In Kafka on the Shore, what is the name of the truck driver who assists Nakata?

2. Why does Kafka run away from home at the beginning of the novel Kafka on the Shore?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This study quiz/worksheet combo will assess how much you know about Kafka on the Shore. You'll be quizzed on key points like the term bildungsroman and what it means as well as the truck driver who helps Nakata.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following points of study will be addressed:

  • The reason Kafka runs away from home
  • Poet quoted by Oshima that influences Kafka
  • Whether or not Kafka meets Nakata

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Kafka on the Shore
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the word bildungsroman
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the poet quoted by Oshima that has an effect on Kafka and the driver in the story who aids Nakata

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled Kafka on the Shore: Summary & Analysis will cover the following areas of interest:

  • Summary of the novel
  • Details about the characters
  • Analysis of the story
  • Deeper meaning of Kafka's desire to be his own man