Origami Quiz

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Origami Quizzes & Trivia

This is a basic quiz about Origami. It is part of a webquest regarding the subject.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is and how does Origami work? More than one option can be right!
    • A. 

      Origami only uses a small number of different folds, but they can be combined in a variety of ways to make complex designs.

    • B. 

      It was invented in 1867 by the Italian fashion designer Claudio di Origami.

    • C. 

      The most famous Origami is a buddhist cow.

    • D. 

      Traditional Japanese origami, which has been practiced since the Edo era (1603–1867), has often been less strict about cutting the paper during the creation of the design.

    • E. 

      The most well known form is probably the Japanese paper crane.

  • 2. 
    When was Origami created? How are the two most important Origami eras called?
    • A. 

      Muromachi-Era (1333–1568)

    • B. 

      Wakashi-Era (1442-1598)

    • C. 

      Yokohama-Era (1607-1890)

    • D. 

      Edo-Era (1603–1868)

  • 3. 
    What is meant with „bug wars“?
    • A. 

      In the 1970s a group of students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology were so bored during a particular lecture that they engaged in a contest who could fold the biggest and meanest bug.

    • B. 

      It was a friendly competition amongst Origami fans in the 1970s.

    • C. 

      The aim was to create the biggest libella ever created in Origami.

    • D. 

      The aim was to create models of bugs that resembled nature in all details.

    • E. 

      Scissors and glue were allowed in this competition.

  • 4. 
    What different ways of Origami do exist? Identify the correct ones!
    • A. 

      Classic Origami: A folding using a square piece of paper.

    • B. 

      Multi-piece Origami: Different parts of origami are created separately and glued together.

    • C. 

      Wetfolding: Using wet paper the folding is made and then dried. The results are much more naturally looking and stable.

    • D. 

      Kirigami: Folding using cuts in the paper.

    • E. 

      Crumpling: A technique created by Vincent Floderer where the paper is folded and then crumpled. After that it is brought into shape again.

  • 5. 
    What paper can be used for Origami?
    • A. 

      Only very special and therefore very expensive Japanese paper.

    • B. 

      Basically any paper.

    • C. 

      The standard "origami paper" is is thin, strong, and holds a crease very well. It is also usually white on one side and colored on the other side, and is cut into 15 cm squares.

    • D. 

      Very stiff paper is often used for making stable foldings such as gift boxes.