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. How does Okakura feel about modern art appreciation?
(a) He enjoys it.
(b) He encourages it.
(c) He laments it.
(d) He supports it.

2. Art loving is compared to what experience?
(a) Dancing.
(b) A religious experience.
(c) Sleeping.
(d) A learning experience.

3. The viewer is drawn to what about the artist?
(a) The soul.
(b) The brush strokes.
(c) The artistic choices.
(d) The word choice.

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

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

6. What is the purpose of the garden path?
(a) It surrounds the tea room.
(b) It is a place to relax.
(c) It is a place to drink tea.
(d) It connects the larger structure with the tea room.

7. Who created the art of flower arrangement?
(a) Buddhist monks.
(b) Hindu priests.
(c) Tea masters.
(d) Catholic priests.

8. Tea master influence is reflected in aspects of what?
(a) Tea ceremonies.
(b) Japanese education.
(c) Everyday life.
(d) Meals.

9. Okakura tells the story of the _________ Tea of Rikyu.
(a) Only.
(b) Last.
(c) First.
(d) Second.

10. Tea-masters justify the cutting of flowers by viewing it as what?
(a) A sacrifice in the service of a great and noble idea or artistic expression.
(b) A requirement to keep the flower population in check.
(c) A beautiful art form.
(d) A need of the people.

11. Early tea rooms were connected to what?
(a) Schools.
(b) Temples.
(c) Stores.
(d) Homes.

12. Okakura relates what Taoist tale?
(a) Taming of the Shrew.
(b) The Musician.
(c) Taming of the Harp.
(d) The Harpist.

13. What are the invention of tea masters?
(a) Many tea cups.
(b) Many dishes.
(c) Many other art forms.
(d) Many silk flowers.

14. On what does modern art appreciation depend?
(a) More on fashion and word of mouth than genuine, individual love for art.
(b) More on genuine, individual love for art, than on fashion and word of mouth.
(c) More on word of mouth than fashion.
(d) More on fashion than word of mouth.

15. There was once a great harp crafted from what?
(a) The finest tree in the land.
(b) Tea.
(c) The hair of a god.
(d) Gold.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is it important to remember about this art?

2. Okakura laments that the flower was born how?

3. When asked how he mastered the harp, how did the harpist respond?

4. To truly appreciate art, one must do what?

5. Of what did he sing?

(see the answer keys)

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