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Quiz about Asian Confusion
Quiz about Asian Confusion

Asian Confusion Trivia Quiz


Confused about your Asian cultures and ethnicities? Can you order kimchi on the Shinkansen? Take this quiz and find out!

A multiple-choice quiz by Squisher. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Squisher
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
296,205
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
2114
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 104 (9/10), Guest 92 (7/10), Guest 86 (8/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. If a native citizen of this country buys a delectable ekiben at the train station, hops onto the Shinkansen, sits down to read a manga, and travels from Tokyo to Kyoto to visit some Buddhist temples then she is mostly likely: Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. I am sitting down to eat maeun-tang, bulgogi, baek kimchi and guksu. What kind of restaurant would serve this food? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The actor who plays Ando on the television series "Heroes" speaks Japanese very well, but what is his actual ethnicity? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. If I slip into my "ao dai" and put on a "non la" I am wearing traditional clothing that is: Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which ethnicity suffered the indignation of a head tax upon immigrating to Canada between 1885 and 1923? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which culture has contributed Aikido, Judo and Shotokan Karate to the world of martial arts? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which men's artistic gymnastics team won gold at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Phew! I just visited the Marble Mountains, Cham museum, and spent my last dongs on some delicious pho. However, now I'm lost. I ask a local girl for some directions in what language? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The Asian contestant to win the reality series "Survivor: Cook Islands" was: Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Harajuku girls, famous for their outrageous fashion such as Gothic Lolita, are: Hint



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1. If a native citizen of this country buys a delectable ekiben at the train station, hops onto the Shinkansen, sits down to read a manga, and travels from Tokyo to Kyoto to visit some Buddhist temples then she is mostly likely:

Answer: Japanese

Ekiben is a bento box, or boxed lunch, sold at railway stations. The Shinkansen is better known as Japan's bullet train and reaches speeds up to 300 km/h. Manga are Japanese comic books made for all ages and include a wide range of subjects like fantasy, romance, action-adventure, historical drama and business and commerce. Kyoto, located in the mountains of Western Honshu, is known as the "City of a Thousand Temples", and has 1600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines.
2. I am sitting down to eat maeun-tang, bulgogi, baek kimchi and guksu. What kind of restaurant would serve this food?

Answer: Korean

Maeun-tang is a hot and spicy fish soup, bulgogi is barbecued beef, baek kimchi is fermented white cabbage and guksu is wheat flour noodles. Korean dishes are typically served all at once with no separate courses like in Western cuisines.
3. The actor who plays Ando on the television series "Heroes" speaks Japanese very well, but what is his actual ethnicity?

Answer: Korean

Korean born actor, Jason Kyson Lee, plays Japanese office worker Ando Masahashi, the sidekick to Hiro Nakamura, on the television series "Heroes". Although he studied the Japanese language in college, he is not fluent in it. He says he can't learn the language phonetically so he works with a language coach to learn his dialogue from scratch.
4. If I slip into my "ao dai" and put on a "non la" I am wearing traditional clothing that is:

Answer: Vietnamese

The ao dai is a long flowing tunic that varies depending on the region of Vietnam. The body-hugging top flows over wide-legged trousers that brush the floor. Splits in the gown make it comfortable and easy to move in. Typically young girls wear white, unmarried young women wear pastel colours and married women wear darker, richer colours. The ao dai is still worn on formal occasions.

A non la is a cone-shaped hat made from leaves, bamboo and a special thread called doac. They are seen mostly in the countryside for functional purposes.
5. Which ethnicity suffered the indignation of a head tax upon immigrating to Canada between 1885 and 1923?

Answer: Chinese

In the 1880's labourers were brought in from China to work on the Canadian Pacific Railway. After it was completed the Canadian Government charged a fee for every Chinese person entering Canada to discourage immigration. In 2006, the Canadian Government issued an apology and compensated those remaining survivors that were directly affected by the head tax.
6. Which culture has contributed Aikido, Judo and Shotokan Karate to the world of martial arts?

Answer: Japanese

Aikido, meaning "way of spiritual harmony", is a purely defensive martial art utilizing twisting and throwing techniques to turn an attacker's strength and momentum against him.

Judo, meaning "gentle way", is an unarmed combat sport using throws, pins, arm locks and choke holds to subdue an opponent.

Karate, meaning "way of the empty hand", is a system that uses kicks, strikes and defensive blocking with the arms and legs against an opponent. Striking surfaces include the hand, ball and heel of the foot, forearm, knee and elbow.
7. Which men's artistic gymnastics team won gold at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing?

Answer: Chinese

The Chinese team, led by all-round gold medalist Yang Wei, won their first ever gold medal in the team competition. They beat defending Olympic champions Japan (silver), and the United States (bronze). The members of the team were Zou Kai, Yang Wei, Xiao Qin, Li Xiaopeng, Huang Xu and Chen Yibing.
8. Phew! I just visited the Marble Mountains, Cham museum, and spent my last dongs on some delicious pho. However, now I'm lost. I ask a local girl for some directions in what language?

Answer: Vietnamese

The Marble Mountains are a series of five peaks made out of marble and limestone. It is a popular tourist attraction where people can explore the many cave entrances and tunnels. It is also home to several Buddhist sanctuaries.

The Cham museum, founded in 1915, contains a collection of Hindu sculptures made of sandstone. The Cham civilization practiced Hinduism and occupied parts of Vietnam until the 14th century.

The dong is the currency of Vietnam, and pho is the national soup of the country.
9. The Asian contestant to win the reality series "Survivor: Cook Islands" was:

Answer: Korean

Korean-American Yul Kwon, lawyer and entrepreneur, won "Survivor: Cook Islands" in 2006, beating out favoured contestant Ozzy Lusth. It was his combination of strategic play and social skills that earned him the the title of Survivor.
10. Harajuku girls, famous for their outrageous fashion such as Gothic Lolita, are:

Answer: Japanese

Harajuku girls is a term used to describe young women who dress in certain styles of clothing that originated in the street culture of major Japanese cities. Harajuku is a famous fashion and shopping area in Tokyo, and also where you can see crowds of youth hanging out in full Harajuku garb on Sundays. Pop singer Gwen Stefani has used dancers dressed as Harajuku girls in her music videos and live performances.
Source: Author Squisher

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