The Young Samurai (Halfway Quiz)

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A quick quiz to test your knowledge of 'The Young Samurai' at the halfway stage.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the name of the ship that Jack Fletcher was sailing on when it was attacked by Ninjas on the coast of Japan?
    • A. 

      The Odyssey

    • B. 

      The Alexandria

    • C. 

      The Blue Harpoon

    • D. 

      The Commander

    • E. 

      The Persephone

  • 2. 
    Who killed Jack's father in a surprise Ninja attack?
    • A. 

      Serpent Eye

    • B. 

      Lion Eye

    • C. 

      Dragon Eye

    • D. 

      Eagle Eye

    • E. 

      Cat's Eye

  • 3. 
    Who found Jack and rescued him?
    • A. 

      Noburo

    • B. 

      Yamoto

    • C. 

      Masamoto Takeshi

    • D. 

      Uekiya

  • 4. 
    On Jack's first day at Masamoto's home he put up a big fight when he had to -
    • A. 

      Drink green tea.

    • B. 

      Dress up in a kimono.

    • C. 

      Take a bath.

    • D. 

      Bow low to Masamoto.

    • E. 

      Have a haircut.

  • 5. 
    The Japanese man who was so proud of his immaculate garden and befriended Jack was:
    • A. 

      Taka-san

    • B. 

      Jiro

    • C. 

      Uekiya

  • 6. 
    'Ohayoo gozaimasu' is a Japanese greeting which means:
    • A. 

      Good morning

    • B. 

      Hello everyone

    • C. 

      How do you do?

    • D. 

      Good evening

  • 7. 
    What did Masamoto use to defeat Godai during the duel on the beach?
    • A. 

      Katana

    • B. 

      Nodachi

    • C. 

      Bokken

    • D. 

      Oar

    • E. 

      Wakizashi

  • 8. 
    Father Lucius was introduced to Jack mainly to:
    • A. 

      Teach Jack about religion.

    • B. 

      Give Jack another 'gaijin' to talk to.

    • C. 

      Find out about Jack's past.

    • D. 

      Prepare Jack for life as a samurai warrior.

    • E. 

      Teach him how to speak Japanese.

  • 9. 
    Jack learnt to wield a bokken from Yamoto. A bokken is made from:
    • A. 

      Wood

    • B. 

      Bronze

    • C. 

      Iron

    • D. 

      Steel

  • 10. 
    While Jack was reading the rutter he found something his sister Jess had made for their father. Jack found a  -
    • A. 

      Cloth bookmark

    • B. 

      A small parchmant with a drawing of their family

    • C. 

      A preserved flower

    • D. 

      A hidden message in the book.

  • 11. 
    What do Japanese people mean when they call someone 'gaijin'?
    • A. 

      Stupid person

    • B. 

      Evil person.

    • C. 

      Uncivilised foreigner (a barbarian)

    • D. 

      Untrustworthy person

  • 12. 
    Who was the maid killed by Dokugan Ryo in the attack at Masamoto's home?
    • A. 

      Hiroko

    • B. 

      Tsuyako

    • C. 

      Chiro

    • D. 

      Naomi

  • 13. 
    Yamoto taught Jack about the importance of kata. Kata -
    • A. 

      Is the tip of the bokken that must always be kept pointing upwards.

    • B. 

      Are a set pattern of movements that can be repeated so a samurai may perfect his martial arts skills.

    • C. 

      Is the way to parry and strike using a bokken.

    • D. 

      Is the robe that a samurai must wear to show his allegiance.

  • 14. 
    Masamoto told Jack that he exhibited the seven virtues of bushido a samurai must live by. Literally speaking bushido means:
    • A. 

      The Might Of the Samurai

    • B. 

      The Imperial Power

    • C. 

      The Samurai Lessons

    • D. 

      Japanese Honour

    • E. 

      The Way of the Warrior

  • 15. 
    What is this ninja weapon called?
    • A. 

      Shuriken

    • B. 

      Ninjato

    • C. 

      Kitana

    • D. 

      Shinai

  • 16. 
    When Jack got to the samurai school (Niten Ichi Ryu) he defeated Kazuki in a contest that involved:
    • A. 

      Judo

    • B. 

      Holding up a sword as long as possible

    • C. 

      Answering questions in zen class.

    • D. 

      Wrestling

  • 17. 
    The zen master, Sensei Yamada, was teaching the students how to harness the power of their ki. Sensei Yamada explained that ki was:
    • A. 

      Your inner peace

    • B. 

      Your belief in bushido

    • C. 

      Your life force

    • D. 

      Your mind's eye

  • 18. 
    'Doumo arigatoo' is an important Japanese saying. It means:
    • A. 

      Excuse me

    • B. 

      Hello

    • C. 

      Thank you

    • D. 

      Goodbye

  • 19. 
    When you are eating a meal you must learn the ettiquette of how to use your chopsticks (hashi) properly so you don't offend people. Jack offended another student when he used his hashi to:
    • A. 

      Point at him

    • B. 

      Flick rice in his direction

    • C. 

      Make drumming noises

    • D. 

      Knock over the other student's rice bowl

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