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

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

3. Lu Wu is associated with what era?
(a) The Boiled Tea.
(b) The Black Tea.
(c) The Burnt Tea.
(d) The Steamed Tea.

4. What did Taoism challenge?
(a) Other religions.
(b) Personal spirituality.
(c) Atheism.
(d) Authority and laws.

5. 1898, Okakura resigned his official post in a state institution to found what?
(a) The Japanese Art Institution.
(b) The East Asian School of Art.
(c) The Chinese Art School.
(d) The Asian Art Institute.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What has been beneficial to this "religion of aestheticism?"

3. For what was tea praised?

4. The chief contribution of Taoism to Asiatic life is what?

5. He studied under a Harvard-educated American, Ernest Fenollosa, who was instrumental in _________________ Westernization in Japan.

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Fenollosa and Okakura do together? How and why did their travels together end?

2. Describe the Whipped Tea era.

3. What are the three distinct sides of Okakura?

4. What is teaism?

5. How is the vacuum used in another art form?

6. When did tea first arrive in the Western world? Who brought it?

7. What did the two men do once they parted ways?

8. What is the chief contribution of Taoism to Asiatic life? Describe this.

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

10. For what is tea known?

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