Japan Quiz Final

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Published on June 7, 2008

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JAPAN QUIZ : JAPAN QUIZ For each correct answer you get a “Totoro”. : For each correct answer you get a “Totoro”. Totoro is a friendly forest spirit from Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece “My Neighbor Totoro” Q.01 How do kids celebrate their birthdays in Japan? : Q.01 How do kids celebrate their birthdays in Japan? (a) By having birthday parties and getting presents (b) By eating a bowl of rice for every year of their age (c) By sumo-wrestling with other kids born on the same day The answer is …. (a)! : The answer is …. (a)! They celebrate it by having parties with birthday cakes and presents, just like other kids. Before World War II, though, everyone marked their becoming a year older at New Year, and there was no custom of birthday celebrations. Q.02 What is this? : Q.02 What is this? Part of a kid's room in a modern house Room at a hospital Hotel room The answer is …. (c)! : The answer is …. (c)! In a Japanese capsule hotel each capsule has a TV, air-conditioning, a telephone and a curtain rather than a door. Q.03 Which of these days really exists in Japan? : Q.03 Which of these days really exists in Japan? (a) Children's Day (5th of May) (b) Fish Day (12th of August) (c) Thank You Day (22nd of October) The answer is …. (a)! : The answer is …. (a)! Children's Day is a day set aside to respect children's personalities and to celebrate their happiness. Families raise carp-shaped flags to celebrate the holiday. Q.04 Which of the following is not sold at convenience stores in Japan? : Q.04 Which of the following is not sold at convenience stores in Japan? (a) Movie tickets (b) Kimono (c) Rice balls The answer is …. (b)! : The answer is …. (b)! Almost every daily necessity can be found, but not kimono. Customers can pay their electricity, gas, water, and other bills at convenience stores 24 hours a day. These stores really are convenient! Q.05 Japanese ghosts: : Q.05 Japanese ghosts: (a) Are scared of yellow colour (b) Speak backwards (c) Have no legs The answer is …. (c)! : The answer is …. (c)! Japanese ghosts have no legs, trailing off instead into smoke-like wisps where a person's legs would normally be. Q.06 What is this object used for in Japan? : Q.06 What is this object used for in Japan? (a) To hold a book. (b) To hold a gift of money. (c) To hold a handkerchief. The answer is …. (b)! : The answer is …. (b)! Shugibukuro is an envelope used to presenting gifts of money, such as wedding gifts, tokens of appreciation, or tips. Q.07 What happens on Valentine's Day in Japan? : Q.07 What happens on Valentine's Day in Japan? (a) Boys stand on one leg to show their love. (b) Boys and girls make sushi together. (c) Girls give boys chocolates. The answer is …. (c)! : The answer is …. (c)! In Japan, the Valentine's Day is reserved for girls to give chocolate to boys that they like. Today, women often give chocolate not only to the object of their affection, but also to their boss and colleagues at work. Young girls, meanwhile, give them to their school friends. Q.08 Japanese people beckon by…? : Q.08 Japanese people beckon by…? For (a) , (b) and (c) look at our presenters.   All gestures will be shown twice. The answer is …. (b)! : The answer is …. (b)! The Maneki Neko, or Beckoning Cat, attracts money or customers to a shop by holding up the paw, palm out, and repeatedly folding the fingers down and back up. Q.09 What can be found almost anywhere in Japan? Even on Fuji Mountain!? : Q.09 What can be found almost anywhere in Japan? Even on Fuji Mountain!? (a) Vending machine (b) Sushi bar (c) Kabuki Theatre The answer is …. (a)! : The answer is …. (a)! Vending machines are everywhere selling just about anything - eggs, umbrellas, potted plants - and you see their familiar glow even on remote mountaintops and temple grounds. Q.10 What is this object used for in Japan? : Q.10 What is this object used for in Japan? (a) To ride on a bus. (b) To hold money. (c) To protect a person from danger. The answer is …. (c)! : The answer is …. (c)! Omamori is a good-luck charm believed to provide protection from danger for the person who carries it. It too can be bought from a vending machine! Q.11 What is the origin of a traditional summer fireworks display? : Q.11 What is the origin of a traditional summer fireworks display? (a) Fireworks were used to scare away evil spirits (b) Competitive exhibition of fireworks between two fireworks factories (c) Edo Period's Emperor's 100th birthday The answer is …. (b)! : The answer is …. (b)! Tamaya and Kagiya were the names of two clans whose rivalry started the summer fireworks display tradition. Sometimes you can hear Japanese yelling “Tamaya! Kagiya!” as the fireworks explode. Q.12 The Torii gate, a traditional Japanese gate, commonly marks entrance to: : Q.12 The Torii gate, a traditional Japanese gate, commonly marks entrance to: Shinto Shrine University Emperor`s Palace The answer is …. (a)! : The answer is …. (a)! Passing underneath a torii on the way to visit a shrine is an act of sanctification and purification before approaching the kami (god) to pray. THE END : THE END When Japanese people want to indicate themselves, they point: : When Japanese people want to indicate themselves, they point: (a) To their crown of the head (b) To their stomach (c) To their nose The answer is …. (c)! : The answer is …. (c)! They point to their nose. Kansai International Airport in Osaka was the first airport in the world to do what? : Kansai International Airport in Osaka was the first airport in the world to do what? Be built underground Be built on water (c) Have a zoo The answer is …. (b)! : The answer is …. (b)! Kansai International Airport is unique in that it was the first airport in the world to be built on water. Does Hello Kitty have any brothers or sisters? : Does Hello Kitty have any brothers or sisters? (a) Yes, she has an older brother. (b) Yes, she has a twin sister. (c) No, she’s an only child. The answer is …. (b)! : The answer is …. (b)! Hello Kitty has a twin sister named Mimmy. Kitty is a cheerful and gentle-hearted girl, while Mimmy is a bit shy. They're best buddies. I bet you did not know that… Can you guess the meaning of this Japanese gesture? : Can you guess the meaning of this Japanese gesture? I am angry I have been hearing things about you I am scared like a bunny The answer is …. (a)! : The answer is …. (a)! “I am angry!”

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