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Hokkaidō: Quiz


Question 1: His first step was to journey to the United States and recruit ________, President Grant's Commissioner of Agriculture.
American Civil WarTexasHorace CapronWashington, D.C.

Question 2: The ________ were held in Sapporo.
1968 Winter OlympicsWinter Olympic Games1972 Winter Olympics2006 Winter Olympics

Question 3: Nobuhiro's descendants became the rulers of the Matsumae-han, which ruled the south of Ezochi until the end of the ________ in 1868.
Tokugawa shogunateEdo periodTokugawa YoshinobuBakumatsu

Question 4: Most of the island falls in the ________ zone (Köppen Dfa (humid continental) in some inland lowlands, Dfb (hemiboreal) in most other areas).
United StatesBostonHumid continental climateMoscow

Question 5: The island of Hokkaidō is located at the north end of Japan, near Russia, and has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk, and the ________.
Pacific OceanAtlantic OceanArctic OceanIndian Ocean

Question 6: During the ________, the Tokugawa Shogunate realized there was a need to prepare northern defenses against a possible Russian invasion and took over control of most of Ezochi.
Meiji RestorationBakumatsuMeiji periodEdo period

Question 7: Aside from numerous ________, the following volcanoes are still considered active (at least one eruption since 1850):
LandslideEarthquakeGeotechnical engineeringS-wave

Question 8: The largest city on Hokkaidō is its capital, ________, which is also its only ordinance-designated city.
SapporoHakodate, HokkaidōAsahikawa, HokkaidōNagano, Nagano

Question 9: An ________ of magnitude 8.0 struck near the island on September 25, 2003, at 19:50:07 (UTC).
S-waveEarthquakeGeotechnical engineeringLandslide

Question 10: It is 3.6% smaller than the island of Ireland while ________ is 6.1% smaller than Hokkaidō.
CaribbeanHaitiDominican RepublicHispaniola

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