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Japan is an island country in East Asia, located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. It is bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan, and extends from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north toward the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. Do you know these facts about JAPAN? Take this quiz!


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  • 1. 
    Which is the name of a lord or powerful land owner in feudal Japan?
    • A. 

      Samurai

    • B. 

      Daimyo

    • C. 

      Geisha

    • D. 

      Shogun

    • E. 

      Emperor

  • 2. 
    Which is the name of the warriors in feudal Japan?
    • A. 

      Samurai

    • B. 

      Daimyo

    • C. 

      Geisha

    • D. 

      Shogun

    • E. 

      Emperor

  • 3. 
    Which is the name of the military commander, and the person who had the most real power in feudal Japan?
    • A. 

      Samurai

    • B. 

      Daimyo

    • C. 

      Geisha

    • D. 

      Shogun

    • E. 

      Emperor

  • 4. 
    Who was at the top of the social pyramid in feudal Japan, even though he did not have the most real power?
    • A. 

      Samurai

    • B. 

      Daimyo

    • C. 

      Geisha

    • D. 

      Shogun

    • E. 

      Emperor

  • 5. 
    What was a woman called who was trained in singing, dancing, serving, conversation, and being a companion for a wealthy man in Japanese society?
    • A. 

      Nippon

    • B. 

      Geisha

    • C. 

      Tatami

    • D. 

      Bushido

    • E. 

      Shinto

  • 6. 
    What is the name of the rice straw floor mats that cover the floors in all rooms in which people sit?
    • A. 

      Nippon

    • B. 

      Geisha

    • C. 

      Tatami

    • D. 

      Bushido

    • E. 

      Shinto

  • 7. 
    What is the name of  the Japanese code of honor which all Samurai had to follow?
    • A. 

      Nippon

    • B. 

      Geisha

    • C. 

      Tatami

    • D. 

      Bushido

    • E. 

      Shinto

  • 8. 
    What is the name  the Japanese have for their own country?
    • A. 

      Nippon

    • B. 

      Geisha

    • C. 

      Tatami

    • D. 

      Bushido

    • E. 

      Shinto

  • 9. 
    What is the name of the original religion of Japan?
    • A. 

      Nippon

    • B. 

      Geisha

    • C. 

      Tatami

    • D. 

      Bushido

    • E. 

      Shinto

  • 10. 
    Which statement is correct of Japan's religious makeup today?
    • A. 

      Most Japanese are strictly Shinto with no other religious influences

    • B. 

      Most Japanese are strictly Buddhist with no other religious influences

    • C. 

      Japan is predominantly a Christian country with small sects of other religious groups

    • D. 

      Most Japanese practice a combination of Shinto and Buddhism

  • 11. 
    What was a primary cause for Japan's economic boom?
    • A. 

      They began learning to speak English

    • B. 

      They hired foreigners to do most of the work

    • C. 

      They started using more of their natural resources to produce goods

    • D. 

      They began producing electronics, which did not require natural resources

  • 12. 
    When entering a location with a Torii gate in Japan, one should realize
    • A. 

      This is considered a holy place and should be treated respectfully

    • B. 

      A statue of Buddha sitting under a tree will be inside of the building

    • C. 

      The gate is a symbol of Japan's Emperor and his Empress

    • D. 

      Foreigners are never welcome in a place such as this

  • 13. 
    What is the type of government which modern Japan has?
    • A. 

      Constitutional Monarchy

    • B. 

      Parlimentary Democracy

    • C. 

      Communist

    • D. 

      Theocracy

  • 14. 
    Check the box of all the most popular sports in Japan today
    • A. 

      Martial arts such as Judo

    • B. 

      Sumo wrestling

    • C. 

      Baseball

    • D. 

      Cricket

    • E. 

      American football

    • F. 

      Kendo

  • 15. 
    Japan is plagued with natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis because of its
    • A. 

      Physical size and shape

    • B. 

      High percentage of mountains

    • C. 

      Location along the Ring of Fire

    • D. 

      Angering the Shinto gods all the time

  • 16. 
    Chooose the correct answers to fill in the blanks ______% of Japan is made of mountains that are too steep for building and it is one of the most  ___________________ places on earth.
    • A. 

      75, populated

    • B. 

      55, frigid

    • C. 

      75, hot and humid

    • D. 

      50, mountainous

  • 17. 
    What was the one invention that helped bring the age of the Samurai to an end?
    • A. 

      Printing press

    • B. 

      Automobile

    • C. 

      Gun

    • D. 

      Abacus

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is the term that refers to spirits or gods of the Shinto religion that are believed to inhabit every rock, tree, etc?
    • A. 

      Kimono

    • B. 

      Zen

    • C. 

      Koan

    • D. 

      Kami

    • E. 

      Kamikaze

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is the term that refers to word puzzles that the the Zen Buddhists use to meditate on?
    • A. 

      Kimono

    • B. 

      Zen

    • C. 

      Koan

    • D. 

      Kami

    • E. 

      Kamikaze

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is a sect of the Buddhist religion that seeks to understand reality using meditation?
    • A. 

      Kimono

    • B. 

      Zen

    • C. 

      Koan

    • D. 

      Kami

    • E. 

      Kamikaze

  • 21. 
    When Japanese planes attempted to crash their planes into US ships to prevent them from reaching the Japanese shores, they were called ____________________ pilots?
    • A. 

      Kimono

    • B. 

      Zen

    • C. 

      Koan

    • D. 

      Kami

    • E. 

      Kamikaze

  • 22. 
    A traditional robe with a silk sash that was worn by both men and women and often handed down as a family heirloom is a
    • A. 

      Kimono

    • B. 

      Zen

    • C. 

      Koan

    • D. 

      Kami

    • E. 

      Kamikaze

  • 23. 
    What is the background or origin of Sumo wrestling?
    • A. 

      It originally came from China and was brought to Japan by traders

    • B. 

      It originated in Mongolia and came to Japan when Mongolia conquered them

    • C. 

      It originated in Japan as a rite of the Shinto religion to please their gods

    • D. 

      It was an Indian Sport discovered by the British and spread to Japan in 1900's

  • 24. 
    Which of the following correctly sums up the differences between Samurai and Knights?
    • A. 

      Samurai practiced humility and honor, Knights were fearless and would suffer death before dishonor

    • B. 

      Samurai had no code of behavior and were often disloyal; Knights adhered to a strict code of honor and loyalty

    • C. 

      Both followed a code of honor, Samurai preferred death to dishonor and knights practiced humility

    • D. 

      Both followed the Code of Bushido which pledged loyalty to god, daimyo, and lady

  • 25. 
    What is the significance of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
    • A. 

      They were destroyed when America dropped atomic bombs in WWII

    • B. 

      They were both wiped out by an epidemic of the black plague in the 1800's

    • C. 

      They are the two most commonly visited and most populated cities in Japan

    • D. 

      They are cities where Japan's economy first began to flourish in the 1950's

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