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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. This door, forcing everyone to hunch down, was meant to do what?
(a) Inspire humility.
(b) Humiliate.
(c) Be uncomfortable.
(d) Embarrass.

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

3. What is the tea room?
(a) A dining room.
(b) A simple cottage.
(c) A large barn-like structure.
(d) A small room.

4. Humans have demonstrated again and again that they are what?
(a) Worthy of the flower.
(b) Monsters unworthy of the flower.
(c) Uneducated about flowers.
(d) Unsure about flowers.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. With what should archaeology not be confused?

2. How might a tea room appear to a Westerner?

3. What do the great masters never forget?

4. The art of flower arrangement began with whom?

5. Others were trying to create what feeling?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is a Sukiya?

2. What can cause problems for an artist? How is this a problem?

3. What does Okakura say about modern art appreciation?

4. What is done with these selected flowers?

5. Describe the inside of a tea room.

6. Who was Rikyu? What problem existed between him and Hideyoshi?

7. Do humans deserve flowers, according to the author? Explain.

8. What story does Okakura tell? What is the problem with the instrument in the book?

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

10. What is the connection between man and flowers?

(see the answer keys)

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