The Book of Tea Test | Final Test - Hard

Okakura Kakuzō
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens when the flower withers?

2. Okakura tells the story of the _________ Tea of Rikyu.

3. Flowers and trees are selected how?

4. Of what did he sing?

5. What do the great masters never forget?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How can one truly appreciate art?

3. How did the art of flower arrangement begin?

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

5. How did Rikyu's life come to an end?

6. What is the connection between man and flowers?

7. How did tea-masters think of art?

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

9. What does Okakura say about modern art appreciation?

10. How is non-symmetry and non-repetition important?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Tea masters have done much for Japanese culture.

Part 1) What have tea masters done for Japanese culture? How has this influence come about?

Part 2) What influence has Japanese culture, and essentially the tea master, had on Western culture? How has Western culture also influenced Eastern culture? Is this blending of cultures good? Why or why not?

Part 3) Who influences the culture in the U.S.? How are U.S. citizens, and the West as a whole, affected by this influence?

Essay Topic 2

Stereotypes exist for both the West and the East.

Part 1) Describe stereotypes of each. How have these stereotypes come about? How do they affect the relationships between the East and the West?

Part 2) What does the writing of this book reveal about the stereotypes between the East and the West? What does this reveal about the author's feelings towards the West?

Part 3) What stereotypes exist in your own community? How do these stereotypes come about? How do they affect relationships between various groups in your community? How do these stereotypes affect you?

Essay Topic 3

Okakura tells the story of the Last Tea of Rikyu.

Part 1) Describe the Last Tea of Rikyu. Why does he tell this story? What does it illustrate? What does it reinforce?

Part 2) How does this story compare to our own folk tales? What commonalities exist? What differences exist?

Part 3) Why might the author have ended this book with this story? How does this ending affect the reader?

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