Renaissance Star Assessment - Early Literacy

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Renaissance Quizzes & Trivia

Welcome to the Renaissance STAR Assessment - Early Literacy Edition. You are required to take this assessment in order to graduate from your current class. Please, if you do not know an answer, skip it, as this test is timed. You may now enter your name in the space provided and begin your STAR Assessment.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Explain to us your reason for joining your Ninja School/Facility/Organization and why do/don't you enjoy your experience there? You must write with approximately 500 characters.
  • 2. 
    Describe your favorite mission that you have ever been sent on in your entire Ninja career. Why did you enjoy it so much? Was it your first one ever? What went on during the mission? Was it a daytime mission, a nighttime mission, or a personal vendetta between clans? Did anyone steal something that belonged to your clan/organization?
  • 3. 
    Shinto originated in what country?
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      Korea

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Vietnam

  • 4. 
    There are four affirmations in Shintoism. Which of the following is not one of them?
    • A. 

      Love of Nature

    • B. 

      Physical Cleanliness

    • C. 

      Live for a Better Afterlife

    • D. 

      Tradition and the Family

  • 5. 
    Which term indicates a Shintoist diety?
    • A. 

      Mikoto

    • B. 

      Makoto

    • C. 

      Kami

    • D. 

      Tori

  • 6. 
    When one visits a Shinto shrine, what are you most likely to see around it?
    • A. 

      Jinja

    • B. 

      Minzoku

    • C. 

      Shuha

    • D. 

      Origami

  • 7. 
    In the early days, the provinces of Koga and Ida, now known as Mie, were the top “producers” of Ninja.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    During periods of peace, services of ninjas are not much in demand. But ninjas have to eat, too, so they earn money by putting up martial arts schools.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Why do ninja wear black? Surprisingly, it’s not because those flimsy black uniforms make them blend in the dark. Rather, that famous black uniform of ninjas was derived from the emergence of ninja roles in Kabuki theater.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Back then, only samurais were allowed to carry weapons. As a result, ninjas made use of “kama” or sickle, which was basically a farming tool, and turned them into weapons. Resourceful, aren’t they?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Ninjas can win a victory without inflicting physical damage. All they have to do is pester their enemy. They use disguise to sneak into the enemy’s camp, steal their banners then display it next day as proof of the other party’s weakness. They also use darkness to frighten and harass the enemies, keeping them on their toes the whole night. As a result, they’ll have to fight the battle the next day without 100% energy.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    When a kid wants to be a ninja, he wants to learn about the impressive kicks and twists but he doesn’t care about the origins of ninjas. That’s why until now, only a few are even aware of the etymology of the word ‘ninja’.   Ninja is actually a combination of two words: “nin”, which means ‘person’, and “shin”, which means concealment. Combine that and you basically have the definition for ninjas: individuals who are masters of the art of hiding.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Did you know that people in the old days used to believe ninjas were seven feet tall, three-headed, and able to do extraordinary stuff like walk through walls, fly, and shape shift? It’s not true, of course, but even in those days, ninjas were able to do incredible things, leading people to believe that they were “superhuman”. Of course, ninjas being ninjas, they allowed people to believe what they wanted to since it made them easier to keep their identities secret.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    If you want to be a ninja, you wouldn’t want to know about this. In 1182, Heike Monogatari tells the story of the war between Minamoto and Taira Clans. In one incident, ninjas were able to sneak into the enemy’s camp. So far so good, right? But when they got there, instead of launching a sneaky attack, what they do is to make their presence known by shouting. Rather than winning, they end up dead.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    No, it’s not because of extraordinary speed or stealth. Instead, they use special, explosive concoctions hidden in nut and egg shells. Throw them out and they work just like pepper spray. One blink and they’re gone!
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The citizens of Shimoda Village died from an epidemic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    There are how many Devil's of Kimone?
    • A. 

      Six

    • B. 

      Five

    • C. 

      Eight

    • D. 

      Ten

  • 18. 
    The translation of the word Mizu (水) in English means ______
  • 19. 
    The verb Taberu (食べる) translated into English means to _____
  • 20. 
    The plans that my sensei comes up with are so ______
  • 21. 
    I cannot stress how much you need to train! You'll need more ______
  • 22. 
    ________ makes perfect!
  • 23. 
    Don't just lay there like a _____ on a log! Do something!
  • 24. 
    Why can't you be as _______ as Ryoka? Sure, he's short, but you have long legs!