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Okakura Kakuzō
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When was tea first brought to Europe?
(a) The late-1400s.
(b) The late-1300s.
(c) The late-1200s.
(d) The late-1500s.

2. Tao, translated literally, means what?
(a) A Light.
(b) A God.
(c) A Path.
(d) A Peace.

3. What era followed this era?
(a) The Boiled Tea.
(b) The Steamed Tea era.
(c) The Whipped Tea era.
(d) The Creamed Tea era.

4. Is there a mechanical method for making tea?
(a) Usually.
(b) Sometimes.
(c) No.
(d) Yes.

5. Why has the exact meaning of Tao changed based upon context?
(a) Lao Tzu did not want others to believe as he believed.
(b) The original meaning is lost in translation.
(c) Lao Tzu was uncertain about its conception himself.
(d) The original text has been lost.

6. As with vintage and concern with years with wine in Europe, different tea periods can tell us what about Japan?
(a) Its different interests.
(b) Its different eras.
(c) Its different soil types.
(d) Its different technological advances.

7. What do Taoists think about organized religion?
(a) It should be required.
(b) It should be made suspect.
(c) It should be law.
(d) It should be respected.

8. Fenollosa left to curate what museum?
(a) The Boston Museum.
(b) The Guggenheim.
(c) The MoMa.
(d) The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

9. Would the state fund Okakura's school?
(a) Yes.
(b) No.
(c) Only at first.
(d) Only much later.

10. What is paramount to the state?
(a) Love.
(b) Religion.
(c) The individual.
(d) The community.

11. Fenollosa and Okakura went around Asia, doing what?
(a) Finding art and other objects to preserve.
(b) Teaching art history.
(c) Speaking Japanese.
(d) Encouraging others to treasure Japanese culture.

12. Zennism believes that nothing is real except what?
(a) Mankind.
(b) Earth.
(c) The human mind.
(d) God.

13. What is this book considered?
(a) The Tea Bible.
(b) The Secrets of Tea.
(c) The Text of Tea.
(d) The Code of Tea.

14. Mankind is well known for investing great care in __________ things.
(a) Useless.
(b) Small.
(c) Medium.
(d) Large.

15. Modernization came with a price, namely, the destruction of what?
(a) The welfare system in Japan.
(b) The health of the Japanese people.
(c) The power of the empire.
(d) The 'old' or traditional way of Japanese living.

Short Answer Questions

1. Through consecrated meditation, what can be attained?

2. A typical Westerner might see in the tea ceremony a certain ____________________________ that he would then equate to the entire culture of Japan and its people.

3. The year _______ is the first written mention of tea in the Western world.

4. Taoism and its successor, _____________, represent an individualistic trend in Southern Chinese thought.

5. In what century was a man named Lu Wu born?

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