Patriotism by Yukio Mishima: Characters & Themes


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What real incident is Patriotism centered around?

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1. What is the name of Shinji's wife in Patriotism?

2. What does Shinji decide to do after learning of his friends involvement in the uprising in Patriotism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will assess how much you know about Yukio Mishima's short story Patriotism. Quiz topics include the real-life incident at the center of the story and Shinji's wife.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions will cover these areas of study:

  • Shinji's response to learning about his friends in the uprising
  • The main theme of the story
  • Explanation of a coup d'etat

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Yukio Mishima's short story Patriotism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what a coup d'etat is and the story's major theme
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the main incident in the story that happened in real life

Additional Learning

An accompanying lesson titled Patriotism by Yukio Mishima: Characters & Themes will teach you more about the following:

  • Analysis of what patriotism means
  • Details about the story's characters
  • The way their actions lead them to conflict and tragedy