All Answers List
- Q: What is the year before 1 AD called?
- A: 1 BC.
- Q: The word “alphabet” comes from the word “alpha” and what other one?
- A: Beta.
- Q: How many parts are there in Murakami’s “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle?”
- A: Three.
- Q: What was the first economic bubble incident in the world?
- A: Tulip mania.
- Q: What’s it called when you gain more muscle after getting sore through exercise?
- A: Overcompensation.
- Q: Which property of whole numbers doesn’t exist?
- A: Marriage numbers.
- Q: What is the greatest canyon in the solar system?
- A: Valles Marineris.
- Q: Do you know how Soseki Natsume translated the English phrase “I love you” into Japanese?
- A: “The moon is beautiful, isn’t it?
- Q1: What is it called when muscles grow after exercise?
- A1: Overcompensation.
- Q2: What is the year before 1 A.D. called?
- A2: 1 B.C.
- Q1: Which of these types of numbers does not exist?
- A2: Marriage numbers.
- Q2: Who translated “I love you” as “The moon is beautiful, isn’t it?”
- A2: Soseki Natsume.
- Q1: Who said “As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom?”
- A1: Pythagoras.
- Q2: Which of the following is the highest mountain in the solar system?
- A2: Olympus Mons.
- Q: Tell me how the theory that the pyramids were built by slaves was disproven!
- A: Attendance logs.
- Q: What sport is “heikin-dai”?
- A: Balance Beam.
- Q: Tell me what kind of exercise builds up lactic acid in the muscles!
- A: Anaerobics.
- Q: Tell me what morale is!
- A: Cheerfulness of a group.
- Q: What period did Japan first implement bonus pay?
- A: Meiji.
- Q: What is identity?
- A: Individuality.
- Q: Which one of these is the name of a real river?
- A: Pis Pis River.
- Q: Who said this: “Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature; but he is a thinking reed”?
- A: Pascal.
- Q: What is the beginning of “Gakumon no Susume” a reference too?
- A: The U.S. Declaration of Independence.
- Q: What is the medical term for brainfreeze?
- A: Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.
- Q: Which famous Heian-era monk famously used a wrong version of this specific kanji?
- A: Kuukai.
- Q: Which line can a typhoon never cross?
- A: The equator.
- Q: Tell me what makes the king of hearts look different from the other kings in a standard deck of cards?
- A: He has no mustache.
- Q1: What is morale?
- A1: Cheerfulness in a group
- Q2: What sport is “heikin-dai”?
- A2: Balance Beam
- Q1: Which kanji did Kobo make a mistake on?
- A1: The first option.
- Q2: In which period did Japan first implement bonus pay?
- A2: Meiji.
- Q1: Which king in a deck of cards is missing a mustache?
- A1: King of hearts.
- Q2: Who said this: “Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature; but he is a thinking reed”?
- A2: Pascal.
- Q1: Which one of these is the name of a real river?
- A1: Pis Pis River.
- Q2: What is the beginning of “Gakumon no Susume” a reference to?
- A2: The U.S. Declaration of Independence.
- Q: “Venison” is the meat of what animal?
- A: All of the above.
- Q: Which of the following is a kigo for fall?
- A: Brisk.
- Q: How short was history’s shortest war?
- A: 40 minutes.
- Q: What do you call somebody who’s between ninety and one hundred years old?
- A: A nonagenarian.
- Q: What part of the human body has an apple in it?
- A: Throat.
- Q: Which of these sports also uses an anchor?
- A: Tug-of-War.
- Q: Where would you find Japan on a map made in a foreign country?
- A: The right edge.
- Q: Tell me what bird’s name means “coward”in English!
- A: Chicken.
- Q: What did Napoleon have invented?
- A: Glass jars.
- Q: Do you know what vegetable was used to make the first jack-o-lantern?
- A: Turnips
- Q: What kind of fish was I just talking about?
- A: Ojisan.
- Q1: What part of the body contains the “Adam’s apple”?
- A1: Throat.
- Q2: Where would you find Japan on a map made in a foreign country?
- A2: The right edge.
- Q1: How short was history’s shortest war?
- A1: 40 minutes.
- Q2: “Venison” is the meat of what animal?
- A2: All of the above.
- Q1: What is the Japanese name for “panda”?
- A1: Black and white bears.
- Q2: Which bird is falsely known for being cowardly in the English phrase “to stick one’s head in the sand”?
- A2: Ostrich.
- Q1: What was the name of the Wasan textbook that came out in the Edo period?
- A1: Math Girl.
- Q2: What did Napoleon have invented?
- A2: Glass jars.
- Q1: Which season is the adjective “brisk” a kigo for?
- A1: Fall.
- Q2: What is “Dragon’s Blood”?
- A2: Plant resin.
- Q: Tell me what the “figure” in “figure skating” refers to!
- A: Geometric shapes.
- Q: Who can tell me what kind of bird a kanko-dori is??
- A: A cuckoo.
- Q: Which country do you think the South Pole belongs to?
- A: No country.
- Q: What desert is the Welwitschia from?
- A: Namib.
- Q: Alcohol has to do with the roots of the word “bridal.” Do you know how?
- A: Bride ale.
- Q: Do you know what an “atlas” is?
- A: A book of maps.
- Q: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13… What is this sequence called?
- A: Fibonacci sequence.
- Q: There are over 130 ancient pyramids in Egypt, but do you know who’s buried in the biggest one?
- A: Khufu.
- Q: Which of these is considered a “rice cake”?
- A: Mochi.
- Q1: What does French food stem from?
- A1: Italian Food.
- Q2: What does the “figure” in “figure skating” refer to?
- A2: Geometric shapes.
- Q1: Who is buried in the biggest pyramid in Egypt?
- A1: Khufu.
- Q2: What is a book of maps called?
- A2: Atlas.
- Q1: What word has the words “bride ale” as its roots?
- A1: Bridal.
- Q2: What kind of bird is a “kanko-dori”?
- A2: A cuckoo.
- Q1: Which country does the South Pole belong to?
- A2: No country.
- Q2: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13… What is this sequence called?
- A2: The Fibonacci sequence.
- Q1: What desert is the Welwitschia found in?
- A2: Namib.
- Q2: Which of these is considered a “rice cake”?
- A2: Mochi.
- Q: Do you know what color a fuzzy-wuzzy polar bear’s fur really is?
- A: Transparent.
- Q: What determines whether a hair grows curly or straight?
- A: The cross-section.
- Q: Do you know the intent behind the phrase, “Compassion is not for the good of others”?
- A: Compassion makes you look better.
- Q: Which Cleopatra is the one who was known as one of the three most beautiful women in the world?
- A: VII.
- Q: What are you supposed to put on top of a kagami mochi?
- A: An orange.
- Q: “Toso” is a traditional drink for the new year, but what does the name mean?
- A: Bury the demons.
- Q: In the Thai and Vietnamese zodiacs, which animal is used in place of the rabbit?
- A: Cat.
- Q: What color is the snow that falls in Europe in the spring?
- A: Red.
- Q: What’s the next unit of measurement up from a terabyte?
- A: Petabyte.
- Q: What color were the pyramids originally?
- A: White.
Advanced Exams 2/6
- Q1: The word “alphabet” comes from the words “alpha” and what other one?
- A1: Beta.
- Q2: How was the theory that the pyramids were built by slaves disproven?
- A2: Attendance logs.
Advanced Exams 2/7
- Q1: What drink name means “bury demons”?
- A1: Toso.
- Q2: What is the medical term for brainfreeze?
- A2: Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.
Advanced Exams 2/8
- Q1: What is the Japanese zodiac equivalent to the “cat” in the Thai and Vietnamese zodiacs?
- A1: Rabbit.
- Q2: What vegetable was used to make the first jack-o’-lanterns?
- A2: Turnips.
Advanced Exams 2/9
- Q1: What color were the pyramids when they were first built?
- A1: White.
- Q2: What gets mixed with snow in Europe that sometimes causes it to turn red?
- A2: The Sahara Desert sand.