Monday, November 4, 2013

International Night Cultural Quiz

We had an international party of sorts the other week at church and I drew up a trivia quiz representing some of the nationalities.  Several folks whined complained it was too hard. (None of the Japanese knew about Osaka as the capital... multiple times?)  たぶん温度差がある。 Well, perhaps it probably doesn't hurt that I was a lit/history major.  Anyway, try it out and see how you do. 

I don't know how to use fancy fonts and watermark graphics on blogspot, so I'll post screen shots.

So, how did you do?  Three of the eight tables got 24 of them right.  I guess if you can beat 24, you earn a prize.

I'll put the answer key below in the comments.

1 comment:

  1. Answer Key:

    1. f - A.D. 313-399; 507–511; 645–654; 661–667; 744. "In the Asuka period, various palaces were constructed for each monarch. As soon as one emperor died, the whole court moved to a newly constructed palace, since it was considered dangerous to remain in a place where a deceased monarch's spirit might reside. Sometimes even during a single emperor's reign, palaces were changed multiple times due to destruction by fire or ill omens."
    2. b 3. c 4. b 5. b
    6. True; 1549 arrival of Jesuit missionary Francis Xavier. The Pilgrims from England didn't get to Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts until 1620. Also, Nestorianism perhaps arrived from China in the 600s or 700s. Maybe.
    7. a 8. c 9. a 10. g 11. d 12. c 13. c 14. True 15. True 16. c 17. c 18. f 19. True; the workers would sing and clap to "Deep in the Heart of Texas" and lose precious productivity. 20. False; it was already known as the White House before that. 21. True 22. b 23.d 24. e 25. a 26. c 27. b 28. True 29. c 30. c 31. d