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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. Is it appropriate for Westerners to learn tea's origins and how tea is used elsewhere?
(a) Possibly.
(b) Yes.
(c) No. It will never be appropriate.
(d) No, not yet.

2. What cannot be disputed is that, in his time, he was one of the greatest _____________ scholars, and his knowledge of this art was unparalleled.
(a) Art.
(b) Oriental.
(c) Painting.
(d) Male.

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

4. Okakura worked to make the Boston Museum a world-famous repository of what?
(a) Chinese art.
(b) Korean art.
(c) Asian art.
(d) Japanese art.

5. Beyond curating, he wrote several books, lectured extensively, and submitted articles to _______________ journals.
(a) Science.
(b) Academic and art.
(c) Academic.
(d) Art.

6. What did some people call tea?
(a) A "foul-tasting custom."
(b) A "filthy custom."
(c) A "foul-smelling custom."
(d) A "strange custom."

7. What is something that Westerners have invested in in excess?
(a) Ecology.
(b) War.
(c) Others.
(d) Peace.

8. When was this power of tea shown?
(a) By the late-1400s.
(b) By the late-1700s.
(c) By the late-1600s.
(d) By the late-1500s.

9. There is also an emphasis on what?
(a) Understanding.
(b) Relativity.
(c) Relations.
(d) Acceptance.

10. It is unfortunate that Taoism and Zennism, which are so intimately linked to Teaism, have had no very good translations for who to digest properly?
(a) Westerners.
(b) Americans.
(c) Non-Asians.
(d) Easterners.

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

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

13. Through consecrated meditation, what can be attained?
(a) Supreme self-knowledge and self-realization.
(b) Nirvana.
(c) Understanding of life.
(d) Happiness.

14. This imagery is reflected in many arts, such as the martial art of ____________ which emphasizes absorbing the enemy's blows in order to exhaust him.
(a) Tai-Kwan-Do.
(b) Kenpo.
(c) Karate.
(d) Jiu-jitsu.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. For whom did tea became a favorite?

2. The editor sees ___________ distinct sides of Okakura which he would alternately exhibit.

3. Why does Lu Wu prefer blue tea cups?

4. 1898, Okakura resigned his official post in a state institution to found what?

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

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