Japanese Chapter 1: Time,Hiragana,Culture,And Basic Grammar.

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  • 1. 

    History:How Many Writing Systems Exist In Japanese?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    A. 3
    Explanation
    Hiragana,Katakana,Kanji

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  • 2. 

    History:Kanji Derives From Chinese Characters

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Kanji, which is one of the three writing systems used in the Japanese language, does indeed derive from Chinese characters. When the Chinese writing system was introduced to Japan around the 5th century, the Japanese adopted it and made modifications to fit their own language. Kanji characters are used to represent both meaning and sound, and while some characters have the same meaning in both languages, others have different meanings or pronunciations. Nonetheless, the influence of Chinese characters on the development of Kanji is undeniable, making the statement "Kanji derives from Chinese characters" true.

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  • 3. 

    Identification:Which of the following characters is Hiragana

    • A.

    • B.

      ي

    • C.

    • D.

    Correct Answer
    D. え
    Explanation
    The character "え" is a hiragana character. Hiragana is one of the three writing systems used in the Japanese language, and it is used primarily for native Japanese words and grammatical elements. In this case, "エ" is a katakana character, not hiragana. Katakana is another writing system used in Japanese, but it is primarily used for foreign loanwords and onomatopoeic words. The other two options, "ي" and "極", are not hiragana characters either. Therefore, the correct answer is "え".

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  • 4. 

    Identification:Which of the following characters is Katakana

    • A.

    • B.

    • C.

    • D.

      ش

    Correct Answer
    B. タ
    Explanation
    The character タ is Katakana. Katakana is one of the three writing systems used in the Japanese language, and it is primarily used to represent foreign words, onomatopoeic words, and emphasis. In this case, タ is a Katakana character because it is not a hiragana character (あ) or a kanji character (仮), and it does not belong to any other writing system. The character ش is not a Katakana character either; it is an Arabic script character.

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  • 5. 

    Identification:Which of the following characters is Kanji

    • A.

    • B.

      ك

    • C.

    • D.

    Correct Answer
    C. 雄
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 雄. This character is Kanji because it is a Chinese character that is commonly used in the Japanese writing system. The other characters, ゆ, ك, and ヤ, are not Kanji.

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  • 6. 

    Grammar Structure: What is the correct order / formula of  actions in a sentence?

    • A.

      Item --> Action

    • B.

      Action --> Item

    Correct Answer
    A. Item --> Action
    Explanation
    In Japanese the verb ALWAYS comes at the end of the sentence.

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  • 7. 

    Particles: what is o used for?

    • A.

      Movement and Time: Used to show what an action is directed to, and also shows destinations, directions, places, and time. EX: I Go to Japan

    • B.

      The Direct Object:Shows what the direct object is. Used when you’re directly doing something (the verb) to something (the object) EX: I eat Sushi

    • C.

      Ka: Used on the end of a sentence to make a question, like a question mark! EX: Nanji Desu Ka.

    Correct Answer
    B. The Direct Object:Shows what the direct object is. Used when you’re directly doing something (the verb) to something (the object) EX: I eat Sushi
    Explanation
    This answer correctly explains that the Direct Object particle is used to show what the direct object is in a sentence. It clarifies that the particle is used when someone is directly doing something (the verb) to something (the object). The example given, "I eat Sushi," demonstrates the usage of the Direct Object particle to indicate what is being eaten.

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  • 8. 

    Structure:How are months in Japanese said?

    • A.

      The Number of the month (EX: Jan = Ichi) following Desu

    • B.

      The Number of the month (EX: Jan = Ichi) following Gatsu

    • C.

      The Number of the month (EX: Jan = Ichi) following Youbi

    Correct Answer
    B. The Number of the month (EX: Jan = Ichi) following Gatsu
    Explanation
    In Japanese, the months are said by using the number of the month followed by the word "gatsu." For example, January is "ichi-gatsu," where "ichi" means one and "gatsu" means month. This pattern is followed for all the months, where the number is used to indicate the month and "gatsu" is added to mean month. Therefore, the correct answer is "The Number of the month (EX: Jan = Ichi) following Gatsu."

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  • 9. 

    Structure:What do the days of the week end with in japanese ( EX: Tuesday = ka_____)    

    • A.

      Youbi

    • B.

      Gatsu

    Correct Answer
    A. Youbi
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Youbi" because in Japanese, the days of the week end with the word "Youbi".

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  • 10. 

    Time/Order: Ashita means?

    • A.

      In a month

    • B.

      Today

    • C.

      Tomorrow

    Correct Answer
    C. Tomorrow
    Explanation
    Ashita is a Japanese word that means "tomorrow". This word is used to refer to the day following the current day or the day after today. It is commonly used in everyday conversations to indicate future events or plans that will occur on the next day. Therefore, in the context of the question, Ashita is the correct answer that corresponds to the meaning of "tomorrow".

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  • 11. 

    Time/Order: Tokidoki (LOOOL) means ?

    • A.

      Sometimes

    • B.

      Ashita

    • C.

      Kyo

    Correct Answer
    A. Sometimes
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "Sometimes." This is because "Tokidoki" is a Japanese word that translates to "sometimes" in English.

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  • 12. 

    Time Order: Mai-Nichi Means?

    • A.

      This evening/tonight

    • B.

      Sometimes

    • C.

      Every Day

    Correct Answer
    C. Every Day
    Explanation
    The term "Mai-Nichi" is a Japanese phrase that translates to "every day" in English. It indicates a frequency or occurrence that happens on a daily basis. Therefore, the correct answer is "Every Day."

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  • 13. 

    Time/Order: Konban means?

    • A.

      This Morning

    • B.

      This Evening

    • C.

      Sometimes

    Correct Answer
    B. This Evening
    Explanation
    Konban is a Japanese word that translates to "this evening" in English. It is used to refer to the time period from late afternoon to early night, typically from around 6 PM to 9 PM. Therefore, the correct answer for the given question is "This Evening".

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  • 14. 

    Grammar: Desu is used as/means?

    • A.

      Sentence Ender: ( Used to end every sentence in Japanese)

    • B.

      Simple Statement ( depending on the context, can mean "it is" "this is" "they are" "i am")

    Correct Answer
    B. Simple Statement ( depending on the context, can mean "it is" "this is" "they are" "i am")
    Explanation
    Desu is a Japanese copula that is used to form simple statements. Depending on the context, it can mean "it is," "this is," "they are," or "I am." It is commonly used to end every sentence in Japanese and is an essential part of the language's grammar.

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  • 15. 

    Culture: What type of animation is popular in japan?

    • A.

      Cgi

    • B.

      Cartoon

    • C.

      Anime

    Correct Answer
    B. Cartoon
    Explanation
    Anime is the correct answer because it is a type of animation that originated in Japan and is known for its distinct art style and storytelling techniques. Anime has gained immense popularity not only in Japan but also worldwide, with a dedicated fan base and a wide range of genres and themes. While CGI and cartoons are also popular forms of animation, anime specifically refers to the unique style and cultural significance of Japanese animation.

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  • 16. 

    Culture: What is the current capital of Japan?

    • A.

      Tokyo

    • B.

      Kyōto

    • C.

      Hiroshima

    • D.

      Nagasaki

    Correct Answer
    A. Tokyo
    Explanation
    Tokyo is the correct answer because it is the current capital of Japan. Tokyo is a bustling metropolis known for its modernity, technological advancements, and vibrant culture. It is the political, economic, and cultural center of Japan, housing the Imperial Palace, government offices, and numerous cultural landmarks. Tokyo's status as the capital city has been established since 1868 when the Meiji Restoration occurred, and it continues to be the seat of power and a symbol of Japan's global influence.

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  • 17. 

    Culture: A Japanese Food consisting of cooked vinegared rice (shari) combined with other ingredients (neta), usually raw fish or other seafood

    • A.

      Tempura

    • B.

      Yakitori

    • C.

      Sushi

    • D.

      Mochi

    Correct Answer
    C. Sushi
    Explanation
    Sushi is a Japanese food that is made by combining cooked vinegared rice (shari) with other ingredients (neta), typically raw fish or seafood. It is a popular dish that is enjoyed worldwide for its unique flavors and presentation. Sushi is often served with soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger. It is a staple in Japanese cuisine and has become a symbol of Japanese culture internationally.

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