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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. Eastern so-called _____________________ perceive that they deal in death, and so treat flowers carefully and with honor.
(a) "Flower Monks."
(b) "Flower Lovers."
(c) "Flower Priests."
(d) "Flower Masters."

2. They also believed that art begins where?
(a) Within.
(b) In a paint palette.
(c) In nature.
(d) In a picture.

3. 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) Westerners do not build wooden structures.
(b) Wood and bamboo do not grow in the West.
(c) Wood is unappealing to many people.
(d) They are brought up to admire stone and brick architecture.

4. When does the host appear?
(a) Only when there is complete silence.
(b) After three days.
(c) Prior to the arrival of the guests.
(d) At night.

5. Lastly, tea masters have an understanding of the ________________ of life.
(a) Waste.
(b) Brevity.
(c) Dullness.
(d) Quality.

Short Answer Questions

1. Art loving is compared to what experience?

2. With what should archaeology not be confused?

3. How many can a tea room accommodate?

4. Some tea-masters aimed for what feeling?

5. Early tea rooms were connected to what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Pai Ya? What does he do with the instrument?

2. What does Okakura say about modern art appreciation?

3. How does one enter a tea room?

4. Why is the tea room intended to be barren?

5. Describe the inside of a tea room.

6. How do the Japanese show that art is important to them?

7. How was the Cult of Flowers developed? What is this cult?

8. Describe early tea rooms and how they changed with the innovations of Rikyu.

9. What is the connection between man and flowers?

10. How did tea-masters think of art?

(see the answer keys)

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