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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. Taoism is concerned with what time?
(a) The past.
(b) The present and the future.
(c) The present.
(d) The future.

2. What does the "religion of aestheticism" celebrate?
(a) The peaceful and muted.
(b) The colorful and bright.
(c) The beautiful, the pure, and the harmonious.
(d) That which is in unity.

3. Who brought the tea to Europe?
(a) Merchants.
(b) Immigrants.
(c) Asians.
(d) Explorers.

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

5. The person in #60 combined teaism with Confucianism, Taoism, and what other religion?
(a) Hinduism.
(b) Buddhism.
(c) Christianity.
(d) Islam.

6. Lu Wu insists that what kind of water is the best tea to brew with?
(a) River.
(b) Lake.
(c) Sea.
(d) Mountain spring.

7. Taoism emphasizes what?
(a) Unity and balance.
(b) Simplicity and peace.
(c) Love and kindness.
(d) Wholeness and totality.

8. What is one of these sides?
(a) The great student.
(b) The great scholar.
(c) The great painter.
(d) The great artisan.

9. Are stereotypes breaking down with modernization?
(a) Only at first.
(b) Yes.
(c) Only slightly.
(d) No.

10. America's own __________________ shows the power of tea.
(a) Tea time.
(b) Boston Tea Party.
(c) Green tea.
(d) Asian restaurants.

11. He studied under a Harvard-educated American, Ernest Fenollosa, who was instrumental in _________________ Westernization in Japan.
(a) Promoting.
(b) Halting.
(c) Encouraging.
(d) Ignoring.

12. Why were they referred to in this way?
(a) They used tea as an artistic medium.
(b) They used tea for creative inspiration and contemplate tea itself, celebrating its essence.
(c) They discussed the aesthetic qualities of tea.
(d) They loved tea more than anything else.

13. The West may never truly _______________ the East.
(a) Accept.
(b) Trust.
(c) Understand.
(d) Like.

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. There are how many main eras of tea?

2. It is said that a man named Kwanyin presented to his master Lao Tzu tea in what?

3. Okakura used tea as a symbol for what in East Asia?

4. Tea was known in China since when?

5. Some statesmen, philosophers, and artists of the West could be referred to as what?

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