Japan/Japanese Quiz 1

6 Questions | Total Attempts: 111

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Japanese Culture Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz-in-the-making for my high school Japanese language students.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following pronouns means “You”?
    • A. 

      Boku

    • B. 

      Kimi

    • C. 

      Ore

    • D. 

      Watashi

    • E. 

      Uchi

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements does NOT describe the Japanese language?
    • A. 

      With very few exceptions, there are no plural forms of nouns.

    • B. 

      There are neither definite nor indefinite articles (the, a, an).

    • C. 

      Spelling is fairly easy because all sounds are pronounced (i.e. there are no silent letters).

    • D. 

      Other than the subject, the rest of the sentence tends to be English word order in reverse.

    • E. 

      Verbs usually have to be conjugated to match the subject.

  • 3. 
    In the sentence, "Watashi no namae wa Bob desu," what is the function of the "wa"?
    • A. 

      It means "is."

    • B. 

      It indicates possession or ownership of something.

    • C. 

      It indicates that the sentence is a question.

    • D. 

      It marks the topic of the sentence.

    • E. 

      It marks the direct object of the sentence.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements is NOT true?
    • A. 

      Japanese has four writing systems.

    • B. 

      Japanese has different male and female speech patterns.

    • C. 

      Japanese has hierarchical levels of speech.

    • D. 

      Japanese has more than 12 different dialects.

    • E. 

      Both Japanese and Korean languages borrowed Kanji characters from China, so Japanese people who are not versed in Korean can still read most modern Korean writing and vice versa.

  • 5. 
    Which Japanese city is home to the headquarters of Nintendo?  It was also the capital of Japan for over a thousand years; has over a thousand temples and shrines (including the famous Golden Pavilion); is the cultural center of the tea ceremony, flower arrangement, kimono, and geisha; and remains one of Japan's most visited cities.
    • A. 

      Kobe

    • B. 

      Kyōto

    • C. 

      Nara

    • D. 

      Ōsaka

    • E. 

      Tōkyō

  • 6. 
    Which of the following Japanese foods is NOT a product of fermentation?
    • A. 

      Nattou

    • B. 

      Shouyu

    • C. 

      Miso

    • D. 

      Toufu

    • E. 

      Tsukemono