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Mishima's Temple of the Golden Pavilion: Summary & Analysis

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Which of the following describes the Temple of the Golden Pavilion in the book of the same name, according to narrator Mizoguchi's father?

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1. What happens to Mizoguchi's father in Temple of the Golden Pavilion?

2. Why does Mizoguchi hate his mother in Temple of the Golden Pavilion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this short quiz/worksheet combo, you'll find a useful resource you can use to assess your understanding of Mishima's Temple of the Golden Pavilion. Some of the questions posed here ask you about the fate of Mizoguchi's father and the first violent act by Mizoguchi in the temple.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This informative quiz is designed to see if you understand:

  • How the Temple of the Golden Pavilion is described by the narrator's father
  • What happens to Mizoguchi's father in the story
  • Why Mizoguchi hates his mother
  • What Mizoguchi's first act of violence was in the temple
  • Why Mizoguchi was disappointed when the temple burned

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the narrator's father describes the Temple of the Golden Pavilion
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why Mizoguchi hates his mother
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about Temple of the Golden Pavilion, like Mizoguchi's violent actions

Additional Learning

Use this informative lesson called Mishima's Temple of the Golden Pavilion: Summary & Analysis to learn more about this novel. After working through this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Identify the other name for the Temple of the Golden Pavilion
  • Explain why the temple burned down and who was responsible
  • Discuss why the temple becomes the object of Mizoguchi's hatred
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