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1.

Land of Cherry Blossom, where Rizal visited for one month and a half.

Answer: Japan
Explanation:
The correct answer is Japan. José Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines, visited Japan for about one month and a half in 1888. During his travels, Rizal explored various cities, including Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagasaki, and Osaka. His visit to Japan was part of his broader journey across different countries in Europe and Asia, where he observed and studied the culture, society, and governance of these nations. In Japan, Rizal was particularly impressed by the country's progress and modernization efforts during the Meiji Era. He admired the discipline, industry, and educational system of the Japanese people. Rizal's experiences and observations during his travels contributed to his understanding of various cultures and societies, influencing his views on national identity, freedom, and the need for reforms in the Philippines.
2.

What PLACE did Rizal refer to when he said, "__________ is more extensive than Paris.  The walls are built in a cyclopean manner.  The streets are large and wide." 

Answer: Tokyo
Explanation:
The correct answer is Tokyo. José Rizal made the statement "Tokyo is more extensive than Paris. The walls are built in a cyclopean manner. The streets are large and wide" during his visit to Japan in 1888. This reflects his observations and impressions of Tokyo, comparing it favorably to Paris in terms of size and infrastructure.
3.

While in Tokyo, Rizal was visited in Tokyo Hotel by the secretary of the Spanish Legation, who invited him to live in that legation. What was that secretary of Spanish Legation?

Answer: Juan Perez Caballero
Explanation:
The correct answer is Juan Perez Caballero. While José Rizal was in Tokyo, Juan Perez Caballero, the secretary of the Spanish Legation, visited him at the Tokyo Hotel and extended an invitation for Rizal to live at the Spanish Legation. Rizal declined the offer and chose to stay at the Tokyo Hotel instead.
4.

Having realized that Spanish diplomatic authorities were instructed from Manila to watch out his movements in Japan, Rizal accepted the invitation of the Spanish Legation for the following reasons:           i)   He could economize his living expenses by staying at Spanish Legation           ii)  He could further his medical studies           iii) He had nothing to hide the prying eyes of the Spanish authorities

Answer: I and iii
Explanation:
Rizal accepted the invitation of the Spanish Legation because he could save money by staying there (i) and he had nothing to hide from the Spanish authorities (iii). This suggests that Rizal wanted to maintain a low profile and avoid any suspicion or surveillance from the Spanish diplomatic authorities in Japan. By staying at the Spanish Legation, he could also continue his medical studies (ii), but this is not mentioned as one of the reasons for accepting the invitation.
5.

Taking abundant notes of the life, customs, and culture of Japan and Japanese people, Rizal was favorably impressed of:          i)   The picturesque dress and simple charm of the Japanese women as well as the cleanliness, politeness, and industry of the Japanese people          ii)  The beauties of the country; and there were very few thieves and beggars           iii) Their discipline, courage, and generosity

Answer: I and ii
Explanation:
Rizal was favorably impressed by the picturesque dress and simple charm of the Japanese women, as well as the cleanliness, politeness, and industry of the Japanese people. He was also impressed by the beauties of the country and the fact that there were very few thieves and beggars. Therefore, the correct answer is i and ii.
6.

There is one thing that Rizal did not like in Japan. It was

Answer: Prostitution
Explanation:
During his visit to Japan, José Rizal disapproved of the widespread prostitution in the country. He criticized the social conditions that led to the exploitation of women in the sex trade. This aspect of Japanese society did not align with Rizal's ideals and values, and he expressed his concern about the issue during his observations and writings about his travels.
7.

In spring morning in mid-March 1888, Rizal entered one of the biggest stores (dealing with Western goods) in Yokohama to buy something. What was the name of  the former samurai who owned that store?

Answer: Usui-san
Explanation:
The correct answer is Usui-san. The question states that Rizal entered a store in Yokohama to buy something. It is mentioned that the store is one of the biggest stores dealing with Western goods. The question asks for the name of the former samurai who owned that store. Among the given options, Usui-san is the most likely candidate for the former samurai who owned the store.
8.

A lovely woman was at that store. Assuming that she was a store staff, Rizal asked if she knew English.  And to her surprise, she was very fluent in Japanese, English, and French. What was the name of that woman having cameo-like beauty, charming tenderness, and high intelligence?

Answer: O-Sei-San
Explanation:
The woman in the question is described as having cameo-like beauty, charming tenderness, and high intelligence. The name "O-Sei-San" is a Japanese name that could be associated with these qualities. Therefore, it is likely that the correct answer is O-Sei-San.
9.

What was the real name of O-Sei-San?

Answer: Seiko Usui
Explanation:
Seiko Usui is the correct answer because it is the real name of O-Sei-San. The other options, Sai San, Sendaihaga, Nakahama, and Tetcho Suehiro, are not the real names of O-Sei-San.
10.

On April 13, 1888, Rizal boarded an English steamer at Yokohama, bound for the United States.  What was the name of the steamer? 

Answer: Belgic
Explanation:
On April 13, 1888, José Rizal boarded the English steamer "Belgic" at Yokohama, Japan. The Belgic was a passenger steamship, and Rizal took this vessel as part of his journey. The ship played a role in transporting him to his next destination, which was the United States. Rizal's travels were a significant part of his life, contributing to his experiences and perspectives that later influenced his thoughts on national identity, freedom, and reforms in the Philippines.
11.

 A Japanese newspaperman who had been jailed twice for writing an article against the government did not know any foreign languages that he was not able to talk with any other passengers in that steamer bound for the United States. So Rizal, who could fairly talk, helped the latter, and they became friends. Both were valiant patriots inflexible enemies of  injustice and tyranny, and both exiles traveled across the Pacific, through the United States, and parted at London. Who was that Japanese newspaperman?

Answer: Tetcho Suehiro
Explanation:
The correct answer is Tetcho Suehiro. The passage mentions a Japanese newspaperman who was jailed twice for writing an article against the government. It also states that he did not know any foreign languages, so Rizal, who could talk, helped him. The passage does not provide any information about Seiko Usui, Takayama, or Usui-San. Therefore, the correct answer is Tetcho Suehiro.
12.

Suehiro published his political novel Storm Over the Southern Sea, which plot is similar to Rizal's Noli Me Tangere.  Who was that HERO, which is equivalent to Ibarra in the Noli?

Answer: Takayama
Explanation:
In the given question, it is mentioned that Suehiro published a political novel called "Storm Over the Southern Sea" which has a plot similar to Rizal's "Noli Me Tangere." The question asks for the hero in Suehiro's novel who is equivalent to Ibarra in the Noli. The correct answer is Takayama.
13.

On what date was Rizal executed in Bagumbayan (in Manila), which is now Rizal Park?

Answer: December 30, 1896
Explanation:
José Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines, was executed on December 30, 1896, in Bagumbayan, Manila. He was executed by firing squad at the Bagumbayan (now Rizal Park) after being accused of rebellion, sedition, and conspiracy. Rizal's writings and activities had made him a symbol of resistance against Spanish colonial rule, and his execution played a significant role in the history of the Philippine Revolution. The date, December 30, is commemorated annually in the Philippines as Rizal Day in honor of his sacrifice for the country.
14.

Suehiro became prominent in Japan's political and journalistic circles. He grew rich as ___________ of Choya Shinbun and later became a member of the Japanese Parliament. 

Answer: Editor
Explanation:
Suehiro became prominent in Japan's political and journalistic circles. He grew rich as an editor of Choya Shinbun and later became a member of the Japanese Parliament. This suggests that Suehiro's role in Choya Shinbun was significant and influential, as editors are responsible for overseeing the content and quality of a publication. His success as an editor likely contributed to his rise in both political and journalistic circles.
15.

Rizal discovered that the placing of the ship under quarantine was politically motivated for the election was near, and in order to win the votes of the whites in California was to impede the entry of 643 Chinese coolies, believed to be displacing the laborers in WHAT SECTOR of the laborers?

Answer: Railroad construction camps
Explanation:
Rizal discovered that the placing of the ship under quarantine was politically motivated for the election was near. The purpose of this political move was to win the votes of the whites in California by impeding the entry of 643 Chinese coolies. These Chinese coolies were believed to be displacing the laborers in the railroad construction camps.
16.

After a week of quarantine, all the first-class passengers, including Rizal, were allowed to land. But the ____________ passengers of the second and third-class accommodations were forced to remain on board for a longer period.

Answer: Chinese and Japanese
Explanation:
After a week of quarantine, all the first-class passengers, including Rizal, were allowed to land. But the Chinese and Japanese passengers of the second and third-class accommodations were forced to remain on board for a longer period. This suggests that there may have been specific concerns or regulations regarding passengers from China and Japan, possibly due to the prevailing health situation or government policies at that time. These concerns could have led to the decision to keep these passengers on board for a longer period as a precautionary measure.
17.

Who was the PRESIDENT of the United States when he crossed America heading for London

Answer: Grover Cleveland
Explanation:
When José Rizal crossed America heading for London, the President of the United States was Grover Cleveland. Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms, and during Rizal's travels in the late 19th century, Cleveland was in office. Rizal's journey across America was part of his broader travels, where he observed and studied different cultures and societies, contributing to his understanding of various issues that influenced his perspectives on national identity and reforms in the Philippines.
18.

In what STATE do Alto, Oakland and Sacramento belong?

Answer: California
Explanation:
Alto, Oakland, and Sacramento belong to the state of California.These are cities within California:Alto: This could be a reference to Palo Alto, a city in Santa Clara County, California.Oakland: This is a major city in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.Sacramento: The capital city of the state of California.California is known for its diverse geography, ranging from beaches to mountains, and it is the most populous state in the United States. Palo Alto is in the northern part of the state, near San Francisco, while Oakland and Sacramento are in the central and northern regions, respectively.
19.

In San Francisco, Rizal left for Oakland by ____________, while in Oakland he left by ____________.

Answer: Ferry boat; train
Explanation:
During the late 19th century, the San Francisco Bay Area was connected by various modes of transportation. Travel between San Francisco and Oakland often involved the use of ferry boats to cross the bay. Once in Oakland, a train would be a common means of transportation for further inland travel or for connecting to other destinations. Rizal's use of a ferry boat and a train reflects the transportation options available during that time in the San Francisco Bay Area.
20.

On May 8, 1888, the train, which Rizal was riding, passed a place which he described as having a good system of irrigation that could be cultivated. It is seen with horses, oxen, and trees. What was this place which is part of Utah (the third state they passed over)?

Answer: Ogden
Explanation:
Ogden is the correct answer because it is described as having a good system of irrigation that could be cultivated, with horses, oxen, and trees. Additionally, it is mentioned that this place is part of Utah, which Ogden is.
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