Murasaki Shikibu's Tale of Genji: Summary & Characters


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What was The Tale of Genji?

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1. Who was Lady Murasaki Shikibu?

2. What is the plot of The Tale of Genji?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Prepare to be assessed on matters regarding Lady Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji's plot, character names, and Heian court customs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These practices will assess you on:

  • What The Tale of Genji was
  • Who Lady Murasaki Shikibu was
  • The Tale of Genji's plot
  • Reasons behind the characters having no names
  • Customs in The Tale of Genji

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding details surrounding The Tale of Genji and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Heian court customs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the plot and characters in The Tale of Genji

Additional Learning

See what else you can learn about The Tale of Genji by watching our affiliated video lesson, Murasaki Shikibu's Tale of Genji: Summary & Character. The lesson is going to be on:

  • The story's context
  • Characters in the novel
  • Events in the story
  • Central themes