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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. The book also discusses well-known tea drinkers from history, and_________ methods of tea drinking which are to be avoided.
(a) "Gross."
(b) "Disgusting."
(c) "Ugly."
(d) "Vulgar."

2. As with vintage and concern with years with wine in Europe, different tea periods can tell us what about Japan?
(a) Its different eras.
(b) Its different interests.
(c) Its different technological advances.
(d) Its different soil types.

3. Mankind is well known for investing great care in __________ things.
(a) Small.
(b) Useless.
(c) Medium.
(d) Large.

4. Many Japanese treated heirlooms and traditional art as what?
(a) Family jewels.
(b) Precious treasures.
(c) Everyday items.
(d) Little more than junk.

5. What is this book considered?
(a) The Tea Bible.
(b) The Secrets of Tea.
(c) The Code of Tea.
(d) The Text of Tea.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the book he wrote?

2. He died in 1913 after returning to Tokyo and contracting what disease?

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

4. Okakura could be brilliant but also ________________; visionary but suffering from cultural myopia, arrogant and pedantic but sentimental.

5. It is said that a man named Kwanyin presented to his master Lao Tzu tea in what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the three main tea eras? How are these eras significant?

2. Who was Lu Wu? What were his beliefs about tea?

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

4. What are the three distinct sides of Okakura?

5. How did tea begin?

6. Why is there so much fuss about tea?

7. Describe the Whipped Tea era.

8. What happened during the Mongol invasion of China?

9. What might a typical Westerner see in the tea ceremony?

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

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