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Okakura Kakuzō
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What era followed this era?
(a) The Boiled Tea.
(b) The Steamed Tea era.
(c) The Creamed Tea era.
(d) The Whipped Tea era.

2. With what is Taoism is mostly concerned?
(a) "Conformity of the group" and unity within a community.
(b) "Cosmic change" and the infinite nature of the universe.
(c) "Personal change" and what takes place in the self.
(d) "Earthly change" and spiritual growth.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Taoism say about right and wrong?

2. Would the state fund Okakura's school?

3. In 1890 the two split, perhaps due to what, and the fact that Okakura was outdoing his master?

4. Is there a mechanical method for making tea?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Is tea art? If so, how? If not, why not?

2. For what is tea known?

3. What is the history of Taoism and tea?

4. Why is there so much fuss about tea?

5. How did Zen contribute to Eastern thought?

6. What was the opinion of tea?

7. How did tea begin?

8. What is Zennism?

9. Is it appropriate for Westerners to learn tea's origin and how it is used elsewhere? Why or why not?

10. Who began modernization in Japan? What did modernization do to Japan, according to the author?

(see the answer keys)

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