Culture Of Japan

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Quiz on the culture of Japan


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    At what age do Japanese children start school?
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      4

  • 2. 
    There are many differences between bathing habits in Japan and the UK.  Which of these is NOT one?
    • A. 

      Japanese people wash outside the bath before getting in

    • B. 

      Japanese people enjoy going to public baths where they bathe with lots of other people

    • C. 

      Japanese houses don't contain showers

    • D. 

      In Japan family members re-use each others' bath water

  • 3. 
    Which of these cities used to be the capital of Japan?
    • A. 

      Kyoto

    • B. 

      Hiroshima

    • C. 

      Sapporo

    • D. 

      Kobe

  • 4. 
    Which of these gadgets is not found regularly in Japanese homes?
    • A. 

      An electric heated toilet seat

    • B. 

      A rice cooker

    • C. 

      A table with a built-in heater underneath

    • D. 

      A sushi maker

  • 5. 
    What is the red circle in the centre of the Japanese flag?
    • A. 

      The Japanese god of light

    • B. 

      The rising sun

    • C. 

      The blood of ancestors killed in wars

    • D. 

      The ball used in 'koto' - Japan's national sport

  • 6. 
    Which of these is NOT considered rude in Japan?
    • A. 

      Slurping your noodles

    • B. 

      Wearing your shoes in the house

    • C. 

      Licking or sucking your chopsticks

    • D. 

      Offering to do the dishes for your host

  • 7. 
    Beans are used as a dessert food in Japan
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    On Valentine's Day Japanese men give, but never receive, chocolates
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Japanese people usually send their school teachers New Years cards for the rest of their lives.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    In Japan a different year system is often used than in the UK.  What is this based on?
    • A. 

      How many years since the new emperor came to power

    • B. 

      How many years since the foundation of the land of Japan

    • C. 

      How many years since Confucius' birth

    • D. 

      How many years since the start of the world according to Japanese religion

  • 11. 
    About how many characters (kanji) do you need to know to be able to read a Japanese newspaper?
    • A. 

      53

    • B. 

      250

    • C. 

      1500

    • D. 

      10000

  • 12. 
    The majority of Japanese people are indiginous to Japan
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Which food is avoided by Japanese people in the summer?
    • A. 

      Fruit salad

    • B. 

      Pork

    • C. 

      Sushi

    • D. 

      Chocolate

  • 14. 
    What is 'Golden Week'?
    • A. 

      A week of national holidays in May

    • B. 

      The sunniest and hottest week of the year- in the middle of August

    • C. 

      The week around the birthday of the emperor

    • D. 

      The week around Christmas

  • 15. 
    Which holiday is the most important in the Japanese calendar?
    • A. 

      Easter

    • B. 

      Christmas

    • C. 

      Chinese New Year

    • D. 

      New Year (1st January)

  • 16. 
    What is 'ikebana'?
    • A. 

      Traditional Japanese theatre

    • B. 

      Traditional Japanese dress

    • C. 

      Traditional Japanese food

    • D. 

      The art of Japanese flower-arranging

  • 17. 
    In Starbucks in Japan, the sizes are smaller than in the UK.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    In Summer festivals in Japan, which one does NOT take place?
    • A. 

      Eating fried octopus wrapped in batter

    • B. 

      Catching goldfish with tissue paper

    • C. 

      Fireworks

    • D. 

      Throwing beans at tagets to win prizes

  • 19. 
    In MacDonalds in Japan there is an octopus burger
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    In Japanese English, 'dandy' means what?
    • A. 

      Flowery (eg, clothing)

    • B. 

      Cheerful

    • C. 

      Useless

    • D. 

      A good-looking man