Jump in and test your wisdom with these questions about Japanese culture. Be warned that this is NOT FOR ROOKIES

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Is it the samurais? The ninjas? The cherry blossoms? Perhaps the anime shows? I don’t know, but Japan is fascinating. Are you a Japanese culture enthusiast? Test out your knowledge of “the sun’s origin” country.


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Japanese culture enthusiast? Jump in and test your wisdom with these questions. Be warned that this is NOT FOR ROOKIES

  • Question of

    Why did Japan participate on the World War II?

    • Because they were attacked
    • Because Japanese people were isolated from the world
    • Because they had a pact with Germany and Italy
    • Because they wanted to rule the world
  • Question of

    When did The Age of the Samurai began?

    • 1185
    • 1800
    • 1500
    • 1328
  • Question of

    When did the Tokugawa period began (also known as Edo period)?

    • 1500
    • 1603
    • 1720
    • 1580
  • Question of

    Why do Japanese and other Asian cultures use chopsticks to eat instead of silverware?

    • Because knives and forks could be used as weapons
    • Because chopsticks cut better
    • Because they are smarter people
    • Because chopsticks develop hand skills
  • Question of

    What is Japan’s most famous religion?

    • Shinto
    • Catholicism
    • Christianity
    • Sikhism
  • Question of

    Sticking chopsticks vertical in a bowl of rice is understood as

    • Being full without further desire to eat
    • Being polite
    • Having bad table manners
    • Asking for more food
  • Question of

    The following martial arts are Japanese EXCEPT

    • Karate
    • Taekwondo
    • Judo
    • Aikido
  • Question of

    Which of the following habits are common in Japan?

    • Taking a nap at work
    • Eating while walking
    • Speaking really loud
    • Getting piercings
  • Question of

    Whenever a Yakuza (Japanese mafia) member dishonored his boss, he would

    • Ask for a raise
    • Cut one of his fingers
    • Give money to his boss
    • Abandon the organization
  • Question of

    Japanese folk music is well known for having string instruments such as

    • Bass guitar
    • Electric guitar
    • Sitar
    • Koto
  • Question of

    The highest point in Japan is located in

    • Sapporo
    • Mount Fuji
    • Mount Warusawa
    • Mount Norikura
  • Question of

    What is the name of the belt used by Sumo wrestlers?

    • Dobok
    • Kimono
    • Mawashi
    • Tempura
  • Question of

    The following weapons were popularly used by ninjas in feudal Japan, EXCEPT

    • Shuriken
    • Kunai
    • Kurasigama
    • Katana
  • Question of

    The name of Japan’s current Emperor is

    • Taisho
    • Hirohito
    • Naruhito
    • Akihito
  • Question of

    How many alphabets does the Japanese language have?

    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4

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Alexander Morillo

Written by Alexander Morillo

I'm passionate about languages. I work with translations, real-time language interpretation and write articles. On This Quiz I publish mostly history, movie and general knowledge quizzes. You can write to me: send me an email

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