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Japan consists of several thousands of islands, of which Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku are the four largest. A long ridge of rugged mountains runs through the heart of Japan adding to the beauty of this place. What more do you know about this island country? Take up the quiz to find out.


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  • 1. 

    Japan is comprised of 3,000 islands called an __________ .

    • A.

      Shinkansen

    • B.

      Prefecture

    • C.

      Archipelago

    • D.

      Unified region

    Correct Answer
    C. Archipelago
    Explanation
    Japan is comprised of 3,000 islands called an archipelago. An archipelago is a group or chain of islands that are closely scattered in a body of water. This term accurately describes the geographical makeup of Japan, as it consists of numerous islands that are located in close proximity to each other. The term "shinkansen" refers to Japan's high-speed bullet train system, "prefecture" refers to a local administrative division in Japan, and "unified region" is a vague term that does not specifically describe Japan's island formation.

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  • 2. 

    List the major Japanese islands from largest to smallest.

    • A.

      Honshu,Kyushu,Hokkaido,Shikoku

    • B.

      Hokkaido,Honshu,Kyushu,Shikoku

    • C.

      Honshu,Hokkaido,Shikoku,Kyushu

    • D.

      Honshu,Hokkaido,Kyushu,Shikoku

    Correct Answer
    D. Honshu,Hokkaido,Kyushu,Shikoku
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku. This order is based on the size of the islands, with Honshu being the largest, followed by Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku.

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  • 3. 

    What portion of Japan is mountainous?

    • A.

      80%

    • B.

      3/5th

    • C.

      75%

    • D.

      9/10th

    Correct Answer
    A. 80%
    Explanation
    Approximately 80% of Japan is mountainous. This means that a large majority of the country's land area is covered by mountains. The mountainous terrain in Japan includes famous peaks such as Mount Fuji and the Japanese Alps. This high percentage of mountainous land has significant implications for the country's geography, climate, and population distribution. It also contributes to Japan's unique natural beauty and attracts tourists from around the world.

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  • 4. 

    Which country is geographically closest to Japan?

    • A.

      Vietnam

    • B.

      South Korea

    • C.

      North Korea

    • D.

      China

    Correct Answer
    B. South Korea
    Explanation
    South Korea is the correct answer because it is geographically closest to Japan. The two countries are separated by the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, which is a narrow body of water. The distance between the two countries is relatively short compared to the other options. Vietnam is located to the south of Japan, while North Korea and China are to the north, making South Korea the closest neighboring country to Japan.

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  • 5. 

    What is the population of Yokohama?

    • A.

      12.8 m.

    • B.

      21,400

    • C.

      3.6 m.

    • D.

      125 m.

    Correct Answer
    C. 3.6 m.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3.6 m. This answer represents the population of Yokohama, a city in Japan. The population of Yokohama is approximately 3.6 million people.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following IS NOT an adaptation to a limited amount of land area?

    • A.

      Terrace farming

    • B.

      Shinkansen

    • C.

      Forced immigration

    • D.

      Capsule hotels

    Correct Answer
    C. Forced immigration
    Explanation
    Forced immigration is not an adaptation to a limited amount of land area because it involves displacing people from their original homes and relocating them elsewhere. This is usually done due to political, social, or economic reasons, rather than as a response to limited land availability. Terrace farming, shinkansen (high-speed trains), and capsule hotels, on the other hand, are examples of adaptations that aim to maximize the use of limited land area by utilizing vertical space, efficient transportation systems, and compact accommodation options, respectively.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is the waterways is located between South Korea and Japan?

    • A.

      Inland Sea

    • B.

      East China Sea

    • C.

      Sea of Japan

    • D.

      Korea Strait

    Correct Answer
    D. Korea Strait
    Explanation
    The Korea Strait is the correct answer because it is the waterway located between South Korea and Japan. It is a narrow passage that separates the Korean Peninsula from the Japanese island of Kyushu. The strait is an important shipping route and is known for its strong currents and tidal flows. It serves as a gateway for maritime trade between the two countries and is also significant for military purposes.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following natural disasters IS NOT likely to occur in Japan?

    • A.

      Drought

    • B.

      Typhoons

    • C.

      Earthquakes

    • D.

      Volcanoes

    Correct Answer
    A. Drought
    Explanation
    Japan, being an island nation, is prone to various natural disasters such as typhoons, earthquakes, and volcanoes due to its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire. However, droughts are not common in Japan as it receives a significant amount of rainfall throughout the year. The country has a humid climate with abundant precipitation, making droughts unlikely to occur.

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  • 9. 

    What is the group of islands south of Japan?

    • A.

      Sakhalin Islands

    • B.

      Archipelago

    • C.

      Ryukyu Islands

    • D.

      Prefecture Islands

    Correct Answer
    C. Ryukyu Islands
    Explanation
    The Ryukyu Islands are a group of islands located south of Japan. They stretch from the southern tip of Kyushu to Taiwan. The islands are known for their unique culture and history, and they have been influenced by both Japan and China. The Ryukyu Islands are a popular tourist destination, offering beautiful beaches, coral reefs, and traditional Okinawan cuisine.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following cultural trait was diffused to Japan via Korea.

    • A.

      Rice cultivation

    • B.

      Buddhism

    • C.

      Confucianism

    • D.

      Written language

    Correct Answer
    B. Buddhism
    Explanation
    Buddhism was diffused to Japan via Korea. Buddhism originated in India and spread to various parts of Asia, including Korea. It was then introduced to Japan through cultural exchange and trade with Korea. Buddhism had a significant impact on Japanese society, influencing various aspects such as art, architecture, and religious practices. The diffusion of Buddhism played a crucial role in shaping Japan's cultural and religious landscape.

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