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

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

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

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

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

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

7. The Boiled Tea era used tea as what?
(a) A medicine.
(b) A sort of poetry, emphasizing its symbolic nature.
(c) A bartering tool.
(d) A way to relax.

8. There are many similarities between Taoism and Zennism, including the emphasis on the individual and what?
(a) The community.
(b) Architecture.
(c) Symmetry.
(d) Self-concentration.

9. Taoism and its successor, _____________, represent an individualistic trend in Southern Chinese thought.
(a) Buddhism.
(b) Zenithism.
(c) Zennism.
(d) Shintoism.

10. For what was tea praised?
(a) Its abilities to grow in all climates.
(b) Its abilities to reduce stress.
(c) Being inexpensive, medicinal, and tasting good.
(d) Its abilities to reduce fatigue, empower the soul, and repair eyesight.

11. What are these eras?
(a) The Boiled Tea, the Whipped Tea, the Steeped Tea, the Cooked Tea, the Steamed Tea, and the Black Tea..
(b) The Boiled Tea, the Whipped Tea, the Steeped Tea, and the Cooked Tea..
(c) The Boiled Tea, the Whipped Tea, the Steeped Tea, the Cooked Tea, and the Steamed Tea.
(d) The Boiled Tea, the Whipped Tea, and the Steeped Tea.

12. The editor sees ___________ distinct sides of Okakura which he would alternately exhibit.
(a) Six.
(b) Five.
(c) Three.
(d) Four.

13. What represents a harmonious synthesis of these personalities?
(a) The Tale of Tea.
(b) The Book of Tea.
(c) The Tea Tale.
(d) The Tea Story.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The harm we do to others is a result of what?

2. These are different from ________________, which is a communistic thought.

3. With what is Taoism is mostly concerned?

4. 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?

5. What is the word for the "religion of aestheticism," which has grown up around tea in Japanese culture?

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