The Book of Tea Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. If something is ancient, is it valuable?
(a) Yes, always.
(b) Yes, usually.
(c) Not necessarily.
(d) No, never.

2. Why might it be hard for Westerners to appreciate the Japanese tradition of wood and bamboo architecture, and, therefore, hard to appreciate the tea room itself?
(a) They are brought up to admire stone and brick architecture.
(b) Westerners do not build wooden structures.
(c) Wood and bamboo do not grow in the West.
(d) Wood is unappealing to many people.

3. Flowers selected in this manner are placed on what?
(a) The "tutenkamun."
(b) The "tokoyoko."
(c) The "toyota."
(d) The "tokonoma."

4. What is it important to remember about this art?
(a) It is a prayer.
(b) It is a requirement.
(c) It is a religious rite.
(d) It is not a religious rite.

5. Why did most great tea-masters use Zen concepts for the tea room?
(a) They knew no other way to serve tea.
(b) They were the children of Zen.
(c) They were Zen priests.
(d) They were students of Zen.

6. Even the tea-master was ______ himself.
(a) A flower.
(b) Music.
(c) Unique.
(d) Art.

7. How do guests approach the tea room?
(a) Excitedly.
(b) Silently.
(c) Purposefully.
(d) Joyously.

8. What do the great masters never forget?
(a) They are making art for an audience.
(b) They are immortal.
(c) They are special.
(d) They have been given a gift.

9. The art of flower arrangement began with whom?
(a) Hindu priests.
(b) Zennist monks.
(c) Buddhist saints.
(d) Christian disciples.

10. What is the name of the tea room?
(a) Sushi.
(b) Sukiya.
(c) Suzuki.
(d) Suki.

11. The tea room looks small and impoverished, and the construction of one may be __________.
(a) Very costly.
(b) Somewhat cheap.
(c) Somewhat costly.
(d) Very cheap.

12. Finally a harp master named ___________ took the harp.
(a) Rin Miu.
(b) Pai Ya.
(c) Yoko Sayuri.
(d) Unenko Tomomi.

13. The tea room is primarily derived in spirit from what?
(a) The Hindu monastery.
(b) The Buddhist monastery.
(c) The Catholic monastery.
(d) The Zen monastery.

14. How might a tea room appear to a Westerner?
(a) Quite appealing.
(b) Quite elaborate.
(c) Quite exciting.
(d) Quite barren.

15. When asked how he mastered the harp, how did the harpist respond?
(a) He let the harp choose the music.
(b) He told the harp what to play.
(c) He tricked the harp.
(d) He spent many hours playing the harp.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is the music described?

2. The lord believed the rumors and condemned Rikyu to what?

3. How many can a tea room accommodate?

4. Ultimately, what intermingle as to be indistinguishable?

5. Who invented the independent tea room?

(see the answer keys)

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