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Origami Swans

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Origami Swans game quiz
"How many of these origami animals can you recognize, as you explore the craft that produces them?"

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1. Origami is thought to have been invented by the Chinese, although most Chinese paper folding involved prosaic objects such as hats or boats. It was the Japanese who extended the range of subjects, and turned origami into a true art form. What is the name for this legendary serpentine creature that is often associated with wisdom in Chinese tradition?
    Asp
    Dragon
    Worm
    Snake


2. The Egyptians are said to have worshipped this animal, and the goddess Bast was often depicted as one. What animal is represented by this model, which has eyes made from a squash fold applied to a valley fold?
    Cat
    Snake
    Rabbit
    Dog


3. The jointed legs of this figure were created using reverse folds, a technique that causes bits of the figure to project at a different angle. By what name is equus ferus caballus more commonly known?
    Whale
    Tiger
    Turtle
    Horse


4. Some starting sequences of folds are used so often in origami that they are given a name. This model starts with a bird base. What kind of bird did Hans Christian Andersen's "Ugly Duckling" turn into when he grew up?
    Swan
    Eagle
    Goose
    Pigeon


5. This amphibian lends its name to one of the common starting bases in origami folding. Which of these is it?
    Waterbomb base
    Kite base
    Frog base
    Fish base


6. The simplest origami snake can be made by rolling the paper into a tube, then bending the tube to have some sinuous curves. This more complex model shows a snake which is almost certainly a member of the family of venomous Indian snakes whose name is derived from a Portuguese phrase meaning 'snake with hood'. What kind of snake it this?
    Viper
    Asp
    Cobra
    Anaconda


7. The Moors in Spain also appear to have had a tradition of paper folding, although it is not known whether it was developed independently of the Asian tradition, or whether it travelled west along the Silk Road. What animal, an important participant in a ritual that is often considered the traditional sport of Spain, is shown here?
    Chicken
    Bull
    Donkey
    Mouse


8. Pleat folding is useful for creating a fan-like effect, such as can be seen in the tail of this figure. What marine animal, well known because the male actually incubates the young in a pouch, is shown here?
    Octopus
    Clam
    Seahorse
    Oyster


9. Many origami figures are created by assembling independently-folded modules to create a new structure. What Australian bird, shown here, has been created using such a modular technique?
    Bald eagle
    Cockatoo
    Mallard duck
    Albatross


10. Of course, one of the most famous origami animals is the one used to produce the shapes displayed here at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima. What shape is supposed to bring luck if you fold 1,000 of them?
    Dog
    Crane
    Spider
    Lobster


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Compiled Jun 28 12