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

Japanese culture enthusiast

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.



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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