Festival Of Cultures: Japan

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Japanese Culture Quizzes & Trivia

Do this quiz to win a free USB memory stick and free cyberspace coupons to use at the Palmerston North City Library! When you score Grade A or B, print and bring your certificate to the Library stand on Festival of Cultures day to collect your prize!Grade A (80%) = 2hrs cyberspace couponGrade B (60%) = 1hr cyberspace couponGrand prize = 2GB USB memory stick worth $18. 00! (submit your certificate at the library stand on 27th March to be in the Lucky Draw)The Quiz runs until 27th March 9. 00am! So now is your chance!Have fun and learn as you play!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the primary (originally existing) religion of Japan?
    • A. 

      Buddhism

    • B. 

      Shinto

    • C. 

      Christianity

    • D. 

      Taoism

    • E. 

      Confucianism

  • 2. 
    Out of the following writers, who is/was a novelist NOT based in Japan?
    • A. 

      Ryuunoske Akutagawa

    • B. 

      Yasunari Kawabata

    • C. 

      Kenzaburo Oe

    • D. 

      Kazuo Ishiguro

    • E. 

      Haruki Murakami

  • 3. 
    What is Japan’s national sport?
    • A. 

      Tai-chi

    • B. 

      Judo

    • C. 

      Kendo

    • D. 

      Sumo

    • E. 

      Soccer

  • 4. 
    In which historical period was Kyoto the capital city of Japan and not Tokyo?
    • A. 

      Heian period

    • B. 

      Kamakura period

    • C. 

      Edo period

    • D. 

      Kofun period

    • E. 

      Nara period

  • 5. 
    Which of the following(s) is a Studio Ghibli animation movie(s) held at the City Library?
    • A. 

      Laputa, Castle in the Sky

    • B. 

      My Neighbour Totoro

    • C. 

      Whisper of the Heart

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is a Japanese meat dish?
    • A. 

      Sushi

    • B. 

      Nikujaga

    • C. 

      Sashimi

    • D. 

      Takoyaki

    • E. 

      Udon

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT a traditional Japanese theatre/performance form?
    • A. 

      Sado

    • B. 

      Kabuki

    • C. 

      Noh

    • D. 

      Bunraku

    • E. 

      Rakugo

  • 8. 
    Who is the Japanese bronze medalist for Men's figure skating at the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010?
    • A. 

      Mao Asada

    • B. 

      Daisuke Takahashi

    • C. 

      Nobunari Oda

    • D. 

      Evgeni Plushenko

    • E. 

      Akiko Suzuki

  • 9. 
    Which are the two main publishing companies for English translated versions of Japanese mangas? (select two answers)
    • A. 

      Shuiesha

    • B. 

      Viz Media

    • C. 

      Gentosha

    • D. 

      Tokyopop

    • E. 

      Shogakukan

  • 10. 
    How many writing scripts does the Japanese language have?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5