Japan Multiple Choice

Can you answers these multiple choice questions about Japan?
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Last updated: October 19, 2019
First submittedOctober 9, 2019
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1. True or False. Japan has a higher population density than the United States.
2. About what percentage of the population of Japan are ethnic Japanese?
less than 25%
more than 98%
3. In Japanese, the country of Japan is represented by the characters: "ζ—₯本". What is the literal meaning of these characters?
Long cloud
Heavenly kingdom
Sea people
Sun origin
4. Which company manufactures both musical instruments and motorcycles?
5. What is a torii?
A playing card
A sea urchin
A traditional Japanese gate
A traditional sash
6. What are sakura?
Bullet trains
Cherry blossoms
Noodles made from wheat flour
Throwing stars
7. Who tried to invade Japan in 1271 and 1284, but were turned back by typhoons?
The Chinese
The English
The Mongols
The Portuguese
These typhoons were given the name "kamikaze", meaning "divine wind"
8. Who was emperor of Japan during WWII?
9. Which of these was NOT invented in Japan?
CD Player
Mobile phone
Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
10. What country did Japan fight a war against in 1904-05?
United States
11. Which city is further north?
12. What is the name of Japan's legislature?
The Diet
The Duma
The Imperial Senate
The Knesset
13. Which of these is not a Miyazaki film?
Cowboy Bebop
My Neighbor Totoro
Princess Mononoke
14. What is the approximate population of Japan?
12 million
39 million
71 million
127 million
15. What sport attracts the most total spectators in Japan?
Auto racing
Sumo wrestling
Level 75
Oct 19, 2019
I would dispute question 2. With over 2.7m foreign nationals, 1m plus Okinawans, Ainu, mixed race, and naturalized citizens, I think 98% is wrong. However the Japanese government doesn't survey its citizens for ethnicity hence why you have the erroneous figure of 98%
Level 68
Dec 23, 2019
there may be 2.7 foreign nationals, but most are NOT citizens of Japan. It's actually very hard to become a citizen of Japan.
Level 74
Oct 19, 2019
Grammar: Which city is furthest north?. "Further" relates to making a choice from two options, "furthest" for more than two.
Level 68
Oct 21, 2019
Busted by the grammar police! (Or should that be "burst"?)
Level 71
Dec 23, 2019
No, 'busted' is correct. 'Burst' is the past participle of another verb, 'burst'.
Level 80
Dec 23, 2019
JetPunk, where every detail matters....'cuz it may be on the next quiz you take...is the last place spelling or grammatical corrections should be sneered at. I, for one, appreciate knowing the correct word or phrase, and the associated whys & wherefores.

Frankly, I get so tired of the whole "grammar police" or "spelling Nazis" comments. If you want to remain ignorant and uneducated, don't read the post. And stop imputing evil motive to those who offer corrections.

Some people are educators. Not in necessarily in occupation, but in their nature. And their inclination is to teach, not to make themselves look impressive and smart, but to help others be better, whether it's the person they're replying to or to anyone else, like me, who happens to come along and who appreciates learning these things.

Level 67
Dec 23, 2019
Actually, it'd be 'farthest' if you want to use proper English. Farther is for literal distance, whereas Further is metaphoric. 'Joseph went farthest, reaching Brisbane.' vs 'Dina west further than Ruth in customer satisfaction'.
Level 66
Jan 11, 2021
I don't think this is quite correct. Further/est can be used in both senses; relating to distance and metaphorically. Farther/est is just used for distance.
Level 82
Oct 20, 2019
So, where was invented the mobile phone then? I think it was Motorola thus American? You should put a comment about that.
Level 65
Dec 23, 2019
Mobile, Alabama.
Level 59
Oct 23, 2019
Looks like all the anime I watch are lies πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Though Sakura is a bullet train from Kagoshima to Osaka so I think it should be changed.

Level 71
Dec 23, 2019
It should be changed because you didn't get it? Haha no.
Level 65
Dec 23, 2019
Ferro said "though," not "thought." Ferro's right: Sakura is the name for one of the bullet train lines in Japan.
Level 42
Oct 26, 2019
Level 66
Dec 23, 2019
Imperial senate. Nice one. May the force be with you too, Quizmaster.
Level 71
Dec 23, 2019
Surprised that I got all of them. Cowboy Bebop was just a guess.
Level 67
Dec 23, 2019
I thought Q9 was a trick question - MSG wasn't invented, but discovered.
Level 73
Jan 11, 2020
No. It was built. In Manhattan.
Level 84
Dec 23, 2019
Not saying it is wrong but what constitutes the first CD Player? Depending on your definition it can be either the US (The patents and basic proof of concept at the Department of Energy), Netherlands (Using lasers to read optical discs at Phillips) or Japan (Recording sound digitally at Sony). If you are talking about the CD standard and player that made it commercially viable it was a joint collaboration between Phillips and Sony. You probably better off offering another choice.
Level 73
Dec 24, 2019
Would remove the 'Chinese' option on 7, considering it was actually the ruling Yuan dynasty of China that launched the invasion.
Level 37
Dec 30, 2019
Sakura is a Shinkansen train as well as a cherry blossom. Just saying :)
Level ∞
Dec 30, 2019
Sakura might be the name of a specific train, but sakura are cherry blossoms, not bullet trains.
Level 62
Aug 16, 2020
Maybe just change that alternative? Sakura IS the name of a bullet train line with "Sakura" bullet trains, named after the cherry blossoms.
Level 65
Aug 13, 2020
I only got question 3 because of Bill Wurtz's History of Japan ("How about Sunrise Land?") :)
Level 67
Aug 14, 2020
I second the statement above that MSG was "discovered" not invented. MSG is a naturally occurring substance found in foods like tomatoes and cheese. Please replace.
Level 48
Nov 10, 2020
I only got question twelve because I watched a video on governments in school today. The Knesset is in Israel.