Young Samurai - The Way Of The Warrior (Last Half Of The Story)

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A quiz to test your knowledge of the second half of The Young Samurai - the Way of the Warrior written by Chris Bradford. '


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Masamoto decided that Jack was to attend the Niten Ichi Ryu Samurai school. What city did they have to travel to to attend this school?
    • A. 

      Edo

    • B. 

      Hiroshima

    • C. 

      Kyoto

    • D. 

      Sapporo

  • 2. 
    At the samurai school the students learn many skills during a 'stick of time'. What is a 'stick of time'?
    • A. 

      A stick set in the ground used by Japanese to measure time in ancient Japan.

    • B. 

      The time it takes one incense stick to burn.

    • C. 

      15 minutes according to the stick on a sun dial.

    • D. 

      The length of time a sensei (teacher) decides you must stick to a task.

  • 3. 
    Akiko tells Jack that in Japanese society it is very important to apologise to someone so they 'don't lose face'. What does this mean?
    • A. 

      A person's face becomes disfigured if you don't apologise.

    • B. 

      A person feels dishonoured in front of others if you don't apologise.

    • C. 

      A person won't face up to anyone else again.

  • 4. 
    Jack and his fellow samurai students spent many hours in the Butokuden. What is the Butokuden?
    • A. 

      The Hall of Lions - sleeping quarters

    • B. 

      The Hall of Butterflies - meeting and dining hall

    • C. 

      The Hall of Virtues of War - Masamoto's dojo (training hall)

  • 5. 
    Flowering cherry trees (sakura) are important to Japanese because:
    • A. 

      They signal the beginning of Spring.

    • B. 

      They give the people something pretty to look at.

    • C. 

      They are said to have been introduced into Japan by one of the most important Emporers of ancient Japan.

    • D. 

      They signify the beginning of new life and remind all Japanese to be thankful for what life has brought them.

  • 6. 
    What was unusual about SenseiYosa who taught the students how to use the bow and arrow?
    • A. 

      Sensei Yosa was a woman.

    • B. 

      Sensei Yosa was missing an eye.

    • C. 

      Sensei Yosa was very old.

    • D. 

      Sensei Yosa liked to see all students suffer.

  • 7. 
    After Jack had been beaten up by Kazuki, Sensei Yamada gave him this advice:
    • A. 

      Learn today so that you may live tomorrow.

    • B. 

      To be walked upon you must be lying down.

    • C. 

      The wings of a butterfly bend but never break.

    • D. 

      A waterfall is high if you are looking up.

  • 8. 
    Kazuki received a punishment from Sensei Yosa after Kazuki had:
    • A. 

      Thrown a stone at Jack, causing him to nearly hit someone with an arrow.

    • B. 

      Bent Jack's arm so hard it nearly broke.

    • C. 

      Loudly called Jack 'gaijin' in the middle of the Cho-no-ma.

    • D. 

      Pushed Jack to the ground each time he tried to get up during taijutsu training.

  • 9. 
    Jack was taught a valuable lesson about life after he studied the Daruma doll in the Zen class with Sensei Yamada. The lesson that Jack was taught was:
    • A. 

      Seven times down, eight times up. No matter how many times you are knocked down, get up and try again.

    • B. 

      All your wishes will come true if you make a wish and paint the Daruma's eye.

    • C. 

      If you don't follow your destiny you will 'wobble' in life like the Daruma doll.

    • D. 

      If you meditate long and hard about the Daruma you will reach true enlightenment.

  • 10. 
    What was the signal to 'give in' to your opponent during the taijutsu lessons with Sensei Kyuzu?
    • A. 

      Tap your thigh or the floor with your hand.

    • B. 

      Scream 'stop' at the top of your lungs.

    • C. 

      There was no signal.

    • D. 

      Hold your hand up and make a fist.

  • 11. 
    Jack experienced a vision that he didn't understand and he asked Sensei Yamada to help him make sense of it. In Jack's vision he saw:
    • A. 

      A snake crawl into a cave and lie beside a gleaming gold katana sword.

    • B. 

      A butterfly with iridescent blue wings avoiding being attacked by a red demon.

    • C. 

      A ship about to crash onto rocks suddenly lift into the air and land softly on a beach.

    • D. 

      A samurai take his shoes off and bathe his feet in a pool of blood.

  • 12. 
    Kazuki and his friends set upon Jack when he is outside the samurai school enjoying the Hanami party. What was the Hanami party?
    • A. 

      The spring time party.

    • B. 

      The lantern lights party.

    • C. 

      The flowing river party.

    • D. 

      The flower viewing party.

  • 13. 
    After the fight at the Hanami party a Taryu jiai (competition) between the two samurai schools was agreed to by Masamoto and -
    • A. 

      Raiden

    • B. 

      Kamakura

    • C. 

      Toru

    • D. 

      Yamato

  • 14. 
    Jack learnt the ancient martial arts technique Cho-geri (Butterfly Kick) from:
    • A. 

      Sensei Yosa

    • B. 

      Sensei Yamada

    • C. 

      Sensei Kyuzo

    • D. 

      Sensei Hosokawa

  • 15. 
    During the Taryu jiai Jack used the Cho-geri kick to defeat who?
    • A. 

      Nobu

    • B. 

      Moriko

    • C. 

      Raiden

    • D. 

      Yamoto

  • 16. 
    After drawing the kenjutsu match with Yamoto the result of the Taryu jiai was to be decided by Jack and Yamoto racing to the Sound of Feathers Waterfall to:
    • A. 

      Be first to gather the famous Jade Sword.

    • B. 

      Be first to climb to the top of the slippery rockface beneath the Waterfall without falling.

    • C. 

      Find their way through the countryside to the Waterfall and be the first to bring back a bottle of its life giving water.

    • D. 

      Speak to the monks at the Shrine beside the Waterfall and be first to find out the secret to 'peace' amongst all people.

  • 17. 
    When Jack saw Dokugan Ryu enter the Nijo castle, why did no-one else notice him?
    • A. 

      It was a very dark night and there were few lanterns lit in the area.

    • B. 

      The guards at the castle were too busy talking to each other.

    • C. 

      The Gion Matsuri festival was on and everyone was busy watching the fireworks near the Imperial palace.

    • D. 

      He was dressed like one of the guards from the castle.

  • 18. 
    Before Jack and his friends received gifts from Masamoto he explained that Dokugan Ryu had:
    • A. 

      Been sent to poison the daimyo Takatomi.

    • B. 

      Gone to the castle to wait for a chance to kill Masamoto.

    • C. 

      Seen Jack and had led him into the castle to try to ambush him.

    • D. 

      Gone to the castle to steal some of Takatomi's precious documents.

  • 19. 
    When Jack received the swords from Masamoto he reminded Jack of that being a samurai meant upholding the seven principles of Bushido. Which principle below is not a part of the  principles of Bushido?
    • A. 

      Respect

    • B. 

      Loyalty

    • C. 

      Rectitude

    • D. 

      Love

    • E. 

      Courage

  • 20. 
    Sensei Yamada told Jack that he just begun to learn the Way of the Warrior and that he also had to learn the Way of the Sword known as:
    • A. 

      Katana

    • B. 

      Kihon waza

    • C. 

      Kendo

    • D. 

      Kenjutsu

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